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Nick Kristof Win A Trip Contest Form

The Nick Kristof Win-A-Trip Contest is now closed.

Thank you for your interest in the Nick Kristof Win-A-Trip Contest.

We're pleased to invite university students to apply for The New York Times 2019 win-a-trip contest. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Nicholas Kristof has been holding the win-a-trip contest since 2006, taking the winner along with him on a reporting trip to the developing world. 

The aim of the prize is to generate interest in neglected global issues, and the winner will have the opportunity to write for The New York Times site.

Writers of color, women, LGBTQ+ students, conservatives, liberals, artists, athletes, veterans — we want to hear from all of you!

To apply, please write an essay of no more than 700 words in response to ONE of the following three questions.

1) Choose a column by Nick Kristof with which you disagree and explain why.


2) Choose an article or topic where you disagree with Times coverage, and explain why.


3) What do you think is an issue that is poorly covered on the global stage and how do you think it could be covered better?

For complete rules, eligibility, and instructions on how to enter, please visit the New York Times site.

The deadline to submit an application was January 11, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. E.T. The winner will be chosen by Nick Kristof and a New York Times employee, and notified via email or phone early in the New Year.