World Bank Group/Financial Times’ 2018 Blog Writing Competition for High School Students

World Bank Group/Financial Times’ 2018 Blog Writing Competition for High School Students

Do you think your school is preparing you for the work you may do in the future? Do you often wonder what kind of job you will have when you grow up? Do you have inspired and imaginative ideas to reinvent education? Do you think there are better ways to learn? Are you between the ages of 16 and 19 and currently enrolled in High school * Secondary Institution?

If this sounds like you, then enter the 2018 World Bank/Financial Times’ Blog Writing Contest! The World Bank and the Financial Times’ are hosting a competition for future leaders. They are currently looking for young people with brilliant ideas and solutions, who will be most affected by the changing nature of jobs and skills to share their perspective on what could help better prepare them for the future.

There is a growing body of research on what we need as a global community to be ready for the future. Leaders and policy makers are engaged and actively looking for answers to better prepare their citizens for an uncertain future. But, the people who will be most affected are today’s high school students and those who follow them. This is why the World Bank and Financial Times need you to share your perspective on what could better prepare you for the future

This is your chance to get creative!


  • A strong blog or essay, that is no longer than 500 words detailing what you would like to learn, what kind of jobs you want and you think will exist when you are older and what will best prepare you and other students that come after you to adapt and thrive in tomorrow’s world.
  • Photos, videos, visualizations that help support your story, are optional.
  • Your name, age, school, email, and country you live in.

The deadline for submissions is January 31st, 2019. Entries will be judged by a high-level panel comprised of senior officials at the World Bank, Financial Times and select partners.

You could win a chance at being published in the Financial Times and the World Bank Blogs, and attending, the World Bank Group/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington D.C. in April 2019, with your expenses covered.

For more information and to submit your entry, click HERE

Posted On: 11 December, 2018