The topic this year is - Discuss the ways small town New Zealand has changed due to technology.
Research Article - Workshop Dates
This section is open to Secondary School students only. 2018 workshop dates are June 5 and 6. To attend a secondary school student workshop please contact your HOD English for details.
2018 Research Article Judge: Matt Rilkoff
Research topic Technology is changing faster than ever before. But until we stop to think about how it has changed we often don't appreciate the impact these changes have on our lives. The topic is vast. Think about what happens in your town now that didn't happen in your parent's day? What happens now that didn't happen last year? How is the town adapting to new technology? How have people adapted to technology? Have they adapted? Have people been fundamentally changed by technology? All of these questions can be the beginning of your research project. Remember that technology is more than just hardware like your phone or your computer. It's the software, it's social media, it's Uber, it's how we watch TV. Also it's not just computers and phones that have evolved. How have changes in farming technology impacted on small towns? What about oil drilling tech, automotive, education, health, and aeronautical changes. Drones are everywhere these days, for instance. Try to focus your investigation so your project is not a list of what has changed, but an indepth look at how change has influenced one part of your town. Include details from the past, the present and look into the future. Examine the unseen side of changes that open up a new understanding of the world.
Entries are limited to one per person
The piece must be between 750 - 1250 words
You must provide evidence of two sources (not within the work itself)
The article must be accompanied by at least one photograph, 3MG, jpg file and must be credited.
Articles will be judged as submitted.
Entries close 11.59pm (NZ Time) on Wednesday 15 August 2018.
Entries must be a word document in Arial 12 font.
Entries must be uploaded with your entry form. (you will be prompted to do this when filling out your online entry form.)
The work must be titled.
Your name must not appear on the work.
The work must be original. It must not have won any other award nor been published prior this competition. South Taranaki District Council reserves the right to publish entries
The Taranaki Daily News has the right to use articles for publication as they see fit.
Entries selected for publication (including online); will be subject to editing to usual newspaper requirements before publication. This may include being abridged or added to. Where possible this will be in consultation with the author.
First prize: NZ$500 + 1 year subscription to the Taranaki Daily News. Second Prize: NZ$300 Third Prize: NZ$200
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