WRITING COMPETITION

IARS is organizing a writing competition as part of the Community Outreach to contribute to the intellectual outputs of the Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP).   We are interested in broadcasting European voices of young people, focusing on the topics that matter to them.   YEIP aims to tackle radicalisation through youth empowerment and social inclusion. 

All articles that meet our editorial guidelines will be published in the youth-led magazine 99% .

We will select the best ones to be edited by Dr. Gavrielides and published in our annual magazine to be launched at IARS International Conference at the University of East London. Finalist will be invited to participate in he Youth Panel at the International Conference.  

The winner will be selected by IARS’ director and members of the academic and youth advisory board. Simon Israel Channel 4 Home Affairs Correspondent will be announcing the winner.

Prize. We are still securing sponsors but at the moment we are able to confirm a shopping voucher of 200 Pounds plus mentoring sessions with a professional specialist in your field of expertise.  International participants whose articles are selected to be published in our magazine will obtain a bursary of 200 Euros to attend the Conference in London. He or she will also be published in the Youth Journal. 

You can write about any angle that you want but you will have more chances to get published if you cover a topic that hasn’t been covered. 

 We are specially interested in the topics below 

*Environmental activism and youth radicalisation. Extinction rebellion. (worldwide) 

*Youth radicalisation and Facebook. Analytica case. (worldwide)

*Media coverage of youth radicalisation. (UK/Worldwide)

*Mental health and radicalisation (UK / Europe/ Worldwide) 

*De-radicalisation efforts (UK/Europe/Worldwide) 

*Gender issues and radicalisation – focus on the Incel movement, Gamegate and extreme feminism (worldwide) 

*LGBTQ+ communities facing radical resistance (Worldwide)  

*Poverty and youth radicalisation (UK/EU/worldwide)

*Challenges of different faiths and radicalisation (EU/worldwide)   

 

The following topics have ALREADY been allocated to a young writer 

Youth radicalisation and social media’ Yewande Ogunjimi (UK/Nigeria) and Amanda Blackhurst (USA) 
‘Cyberbullying and online youth radicalization’ Theoni Spathi  (Greece) 
‘Christian white supremacist and youth radicalisation’  Ama Yarboi (USA/Ghana) 
Islamic radicalisation in british youth’ William Burge and Ali Ahmed (UK)  
Youth radicalisation in british schools’  Kristian Mower (UK)  
Mental Health and radicalisation’ Arthur Peirce (UK) 
‘De-radicalisation efforst’ Daisy Nobes (UK) and  Alessandro Zaboli (Italy) 
Positive case studies of de-radicalisation  James Myers-Antiaye (UK)
Violent radicalisation;  north and south’ Ekerette Ewang (Nigeria) 
Child abuse and radicalisation’ Desi Noriega (Venezuela) and Maija Linnala (Finland) 

We want to give you as few guidelines as possible, but you should take the following into account: 

Deadlines: The deadline to submit the article is the 16th of January 2020. 

Format: Please submit your document in google docs and allow the following email to be an editor. r.lopez@iars.org.uk.  If you would rather not receive any feedback and submit it independently for consideration please send it as an attachment to the same email address. 

For information on abstracts click here You won’t be writing a thesis so you don’t need to specify methodology.

In terms of the length of the article, we are aware these are complex issues but the general guideline is ‘less is more’. After the first draft, we can discuss the specific length of your article. 

Content: 

We are more interested in balanced reports but we also value bold, opinionated pieces that can be made easily understandable to anyone. Please add footnotes of the sources of information when you make a statement and make a clear distinction between a fact / general trend and a personal viewpoint.  We will not accept submissions containing offensive or discriminatory content or language.

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact r.lopez@iars.org.uk