The competition has now closed. The winning post and runner up have been published on Bank Underground.
Bank Underground and the FT have often explored what the world economy may look like in 10, 20 or 50 years’ time. We have discussed the rise of robots, income inequality, the impact and risks of digital currency, the productivity puzzle and the changing demographic forces driven by aging populations.
Now we want to hear from you. We are looking for blogs up to 500 words in length with up to two relevant charts or infographics. You can write on any theme related to the future world economy but arguments should be grounded in data, trends or applied economic theory. Entries will be judged by Bank of England and Financial Times staff on originality, creativity, clarity, quality of writing and evidence of engagement with data or theory on your chosen subject. The winning blog(s) will be published on both the Bank Underground blog and on the FT online.
To enter please send your blog to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Student blog competition”. Please also include your full name, age, school and the email address of a teacher. By entering, you agree to the terms and conditions below.
Entrants must be aged between 16 -19 and in full-time education at a school in the UK (including the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or a registered British school overseas). We will only accept one submission per person. If teachers are organising submissions they are asked to submit only the best five blogs from students; group entries of more than five may be disqualified. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer feedback on entries.
The FT schools programme offers free access to the FT for 16-19 year olds in education, their teachers and schools. Schools can register here. You may also want to see the UK economic dashboard and discussion points for ideas for the blog.