2013 CIPE Blog Competition Winners Announced



CIPE is pleased to announce the 2013 Blog Competition winners today! Democratic and economic reform advocates from around the world are invited every year to express their thoughts through CIPE’s writing competition. For the 2013 competition, CIPE encouraged international bloggers to share their opinions in three categories: social media and democracy; youth and development; and personal stories of  reforms.

We received nearly 100 entries from over 30 different countries around the world, including Egypt, Mauritania, and Uganda, and a panel of international judges selected seven winners.

Past CIPE writing contest winners have gone on to publish a book with their winnings, start a similar contest in Romania, and found an NGO in Ghana focused on youth, garnering media attention from the likes of the Wall Street Journal. Keep an eye on these rising stars as they become accomplished writers and journalists!


Social Media Category:
Shrey Goyal (India) I Paid a Bribe, and Tweeted About it

Youth and Development Category:
Madalina Maria Iancu (Romania) A Model of Peaceful Revolution

Personal Story Category:
Dan Erwin Bagaporo (Philippines) Achieving Inclusive Growth

Honorable Mentions

Congratulations to everyone! Click the links above to read the winning blogs. Honorable mentions will be published on the CIPE Development Blog in the coming weeks.

Maiko Nakagaki is Program Officer for Global Programs at CIPE.