We were very pleased to read about all of the reasons why the news is important to you. Our winners this time were chosen for their unique ideas and clear explanations. They are:
enterprising_technology of Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School in Occupied Palestinian Territory, who thinks the news is important because it “leads the people”
approachable_oboe of Michael Faraday School in the United Kingdom, who referenced Billy Bragg’s video and said that the news is important because “it’s not going away”.
Welcome to the competition! There are three important rules:
- ONLY ENTER ONCE
- DON'T COPY
- FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
If you don't follow the rules, you will not be able to win and your account may be deactivated.
This competition will close at 5pm (UK time) on Wednesday for judging! We will announce two winners on Thursday. Good luck!
Topical Talk helps you to come together with students from around the world to have discussions about the news. But why should young people talk about the news?
Watch this video of Topical Talk expert and activist Billy Bragg to see what he thinks:
For this week's competition, your challenge is to explain why talking about the news is important for YOU. You could agree with something Billy Bragg said or come up with your own idea.
Your entry should be no longer than TWO SENTENCES.
You could start it off by saying: "It is important for me to talk about the news because..."
- Watch the video to kick-start your thinking
- Read the other competition entries first so that your idea is original
- Make sure your entry includes the word "BECAUSE"