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Medium is hosting an essay writing contest, and we want you (yes, YOU!) to enter. The Medium Writers Challenge is a chance for you to get creative, turn your thoughts into a great essay, and win some prize money, too.
Entering the challenge is easy: Just write on one — or more! — of four writing prompts and include the associated tag when publishing your story on Medium. A panel of judges including Eve L. Ewing, Imani Perry and Roxane Gay will review the entries and pick a winner.
The challenge, which will take place over the course of four weeks, is a chance for you to share your best ideas with an esteemed panel of judges and millions of Medium readers — plus, an opportunity to win $50,000.
Here’s how it will work. We’re providing four guiding prompts: Reentry, Death, Work, and Space. Each is accompanied by a descriptive paragraph to help you get your wheels turning — but don’t feel confined. Your experiences or perspectives might take you down other roads that are well within the parameters of the prompt.