Calling All Writers! Enter The Medium Writers Challenge

We’re giving away $100,000 in prizes, and all you have to do is write

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Medium is offering $100,000 in prizes for the best essays. Are you up for the challenge? Photo: Getty Images

If you didn’t know already, Medium is hosting an essay writing contest, and we want you (yes, YOU!) to enter. The Medium Writers Challenge is a chance for you to get creative, turn your thoughts into a great essay, and win some prize money, too.

Entering the challenge is easy: Just write on one — or more! — of four writing prompts and include the associated tag when publishing your story on Medium. A panel of judges including Eve L. Ewing, Imani Perry, and Roxane Gay will review the entries and pick a winner.

We know you have a lot to say, and your words matter. This is your chance to share your voice, your experiences, and your opinions with the world. Are you up for the challenge? Read about the rules and the prompts below. Happy writing!