Article Contest - BCCDA/CERIC's CareerWise

Deadline for submissions November 27th, 2020.

Submit your contribution to admin@bccda.org


BCCDA & CERIC’s “CareerWise” online publication would like to invite you to participate in an article writing competition on the following topic:

“The Importance of Career Development in the Time of Economic Downturn"

Dear Career Development Professionals,

We would like to invite you to participate in an article writing competition elaborating on the very important and current topic of the role of career development during the time of economic downturn we are experiencing as a consequence of the pandemic.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

The contest is open not just to our members, but also to other Career Development Professionals in BC who would like to have their voice and ideas be heard.

WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD THE WRITE UP SEEK TO ANSWER?

The direction of your essay writing is open ended in order to give you space and let you explore your ideas freely. For inspiration, you can seek to answer the common questions currently asked by many career development professionals;

  • What is a place for career development in our new reality?

  • How do we move forward?

  • What have we learned from this global pandemic event?

IS THERE A REWARD FOR THE PUBLISHED SUBMISSION?

Yes! The submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of our current board members. The winning entry will receive:-

  • A gift voucher worth $500 for a local business of their choice in their neighborhood .

  • One-year free professional membership of BCCDA.

  • The article will featured in CERIC’s popular online publication CareerWise . It will also be used in our quarterly newsletter and on our social media platforms.

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Honorable Mentions:

Two articles will be selected as honorable mentions

One time 20% discount on their professional membership

Articles mention on BCCDA’s website, social media & newsletter

REWARD ALERT: $500 gilf voucher + one year membership + CareerWise publication

HOW CAN I ENTER THE CONTEST

  • All entries must be submitted via email to the address admin@bccda.org subject line ARTICLE CONTEST

  • All entries must be in English. Only original works that have not been published in print, digital or online publications will be considered.

  • The article should be submitted by November 27th, 2020.

  • The winner will be decided by the BCCDA Board. The decision of the board will be final.

We encourage free form and creativity but the writers should stay within bounds of the following guidelines as requested by Careerwise publication.

  • A topic relevant to career development professionals

  • Between 600 and 1,200 words in length, including biography

  • Canadian focus

  • Inclusive in nature and applicable in multiple contexts

  • Non-political/Fact-substantiated/Solution-focused

  • Divided by sub-headings, where possible, to help generate visual interest.

  • Insightful and/or practical, but still contain plenty of personality.

  • Non-promotional – submissions must provide solid information and ideas.

Be sure to include a two- to three-line biography that showcases your work history, publications and/or organization.

We are looking forward to receiving and reading your submissions!

UPCOMING EVENTS