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21 Feb 2018

The Economist Invites Entrants to #WorkWithPride Competition

Young professionals are invited to submit ideas on promoting LGBT inclusion before March 12.

The Economist magazine has invited young jobseekers and professionals across Asia to submit ideas to promote LGBT inclusion to their #WorkWithPride competition.

The proposals—which can take several forms, such as educational events, lectures, social gatherings, competitions and content-creation campaigns—will be judged and finalists will work with mentors to bring the projects to reality.

Finalists will also take part in The Economist’s Pride and Prejudice 2018 in Hong Kong on May 24th.

Please see The Economist’s information below or head to workwithpride.economist.com:

To enter the competition, participants must submit their proposal to workwithpride@economist.com. Proposals must:

(a) be a word, pdf, or powerpoint presentation in English, of no more than seven pages– 2 pages for the proposal, 5 pages for an optional appendix.   File name should include name of group.
(b) outline of your ideas to promote LGBT inclusion in and outside of your communities.
(c) state your group’s name, your respective ages and the educational institution you currently attend.

The competition is open to students and young professionals who meet all of the following criteria: 

(a) were born between 1990 and 2000; 

(b) are based in one of the following countries: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malyasia, New Zealand, Singapore*, South Korea, and Taiwan; 

* In Singapore, the competition is open to citizens of Singapore and permanent residents only. 

(c) are available to attend Pride and Prejudice 2018 on May 24th; 

(d) are not an employee of Goldman Sachs or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates and not an employee of The Economist or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates.

The competition opens on February 1st 2018 and closes at 11.59pm Hong Kong Standard Time on March 12th 2018. Entries received outside of the competition period will not be eligible to participate in the competition.

Shortlisted groups must successfully execute their projects by September in order to be eligible for the prizes. If any participating member of the finalist group drops out during the competition, they may be replaced by a new team member to ensure successful completion of the project. Replacements are subject to The Economist Events approval, and the new team member(s) must sign all necessary documents as requested by The Economist Events, including, but not limited to, the Consent Forms.

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