Announcing Educative's Technical Writing Competition

Mar 01, 2021 - 4 min read
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Educative’s Blog and Edpresso are joining together for an exciting, new Technical Writing Competition.

Participants can submit either an Edpresso shot or Op Ed blog article. The winners will be featured on Edpresso or the Educative Blog and win free subscriptions to Educative Unlimited. Your content will be seen by over 1 million monthly readers!

At Educative, we believe that technical writing is of the utmost importance. Every developer should build their writing skills. This is a great opportunity to showcase your skills and get your name out there as an excellent technical writer.

Sign ups will be cut-off at 50 people for each portion of the competition, so be sure to sign up soon!


Why you should submit your work:

  • You can add this to your resume under accomplishments or professional development, even if you don’t win!
  • Technical writing is an in-demand skill across the board. Many companies want to see proof that you can write for a technical audience.
  • You get to share your work with a huge community of developers.
  • You’ll get expert feedback from our panel of editors to improve your writing.
  • Your name will be advertised on Educative’s platform, including emails, announcements, and the blog newsletter.
  • You could win a one-year subscription to Educative Unlimited.

How it works

If you want to participate in the Technical Writing Competition (and you should), here what to do:

  1. Create a free Educative account
  2. Sign up for the competition at this link. Sign up closes April 1st.
  3. When you go to sign up, you will choose to write either an Edpresso shot or an Op Ed article.
  4. Within a week, you will be sent an email with the deadlines and a writing guide.
  5. Submit your article or shot by the deadline, April 14th.

Submission Overview

The process for submitting either an Edpresso shot or an Op Ed Article is slightly different. Let’s break it down.

Edpresso Shot Op Ed Article
Submission Process You may submit one shot as an individual or a team. You will follow the Edpresso Competition Guidelines (sent by email).

April 1st is the last day to sign up for the competition. Edpresso shots are due April 14th.

Submissions will be cut off at 50 people, so sign up soon.
You may submit one article as an individual. No teams accepted. You will follow the Op Ed Article Guidelines (sent by email).

April 1st is the last day to sign up for the competition. Articles are due April 14th.

Submissions will be cut off at 50 people, so sign up soon.
Edpresso Shot Op Ed Article
Submission Content Edpresso shots are short, purely technical bits of knowledge, much like a dictionary entry. They do not express your opinion or experiences.

For example: How to concentrate strings in C++?
Your Op Ed article should be a personal piece that expresses your opinion/experience with something in the industry.

For example: 10 projects I did as a new developer and what I learned.
Edpresso Shot Op Ed Article
Content Review Edpresso shots will be reviewed by a panel for their accuracy and overall contribution to the community.

The panel will assess your technical prowess and ability to teach technical content effectively.
Op Ed articles will be reviewed by a panel for their thoughtfulness, writing quality, and overall contribution to the community.

The panel will assess the quality of your writing and ability to convey opinions effectively.
Edpresso Shot Op Ed Article
Prizes All shots will be edited and published to Edpresso. After one week, the top 3 shots with the most views will be announced as the winners.

The 1st place winner(s) will be awarded a free, 1 year subscription to Educative Unlimited.

The 2nd place winner(s) will be awarded a free, 6 month subscription to Educative Unlimited.

The 3rd place winner(s) will be awarded a free 3 month subscription to Educative Unlimited.
After the review process, the top article will be edited and published to the blog under your name. 2nd and 3rd place winners will be published in a joint article.

The 1st place winner will be awarded a free, 1 year subscription to Educative Unlimited.

The 2nd place winner will be awarded a free, 6 month subscription to Educative Unlimited.

The 3rd place winner will be awarded a free 3 month subscription to Educative Unlimited.

Reminder: The sign up closes April 1st, and all articles or shots are due April 14th.

We are truly excited to be announcing this Technical Writing Competition, and we happily invite you to participate. For any questions, please reach out to blog@educative.io


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