This is the image that will appear on your entry page, along with a link back to this page. See the competition terms for more information.
Win Entrecard credits by entering my Liberty Essay Competition
Obviously, this competition is aimed at fellow citizens of the blogosphere. You can win all my entrecard credits (currently about 1600, after transfer tax) by following these easy steps:
- Subscribe to my feed. You may subscribe via RSS or via email, whichever you prefer. You can find the subscribe widget to the right of the page.
- Write an essay about liberty. Specifically, this is an essay with the topic 'What does Libertarianism mean to me?'. You could be critical or favourable towards Libertarianism, as long as you follow the rules of an intellectually honest debate. You will be penalised for logical fallacies like ad hominem arguments, straw man arguments or failing to carry the burden of proof. The essay should be at least 250 words long. It could be longer if you wish. You may even do several posts on Libertarianism, arguing your stance. You do need to cite your sources! Wikipedia is more than adequate as a source.
- Copy the following code to your essay:
You may place it at the top or at the bottom, as long as the link back to my post appears somewhere in your essay.
- Post your essay on your blog. This is how you qualify for entry.
- Leave me a comment on this post. Please remember to enter your URL so I may see your entry for review.
- Promote your post. Despite rating your entry on content, I will also consider the amount of diggs and stumbles your post managed to get. Remember to promote your post!
- Don't miss the deadline. The deadline is 31 May, the date that South Africa gained independence from British rule. You may enter as many times as you wish, as long as you follow all the rules.
Some helpful links
If you have never heard of Libertarianism before, but would still like to enter, here are some helpful links:
- The Advocates for Self-Government Page on Robert Nozick. One of the most profound thinkers of the movement.
- Ayn Rand Q & A on Libertarianism, where the great philosopher is critical of the movement.
- The Libertarian Cheat Sheet. Why not?
- The Online Freedom Academy offers a free course in Liberty. It is well worth it.
- What Libertarianism Isn't, in case you were wondering.
- The Wikipedia page on Libertarianism. It offers a good introduction with some rudimentary explanations of the different schools of Libertarianism.
Of course you may use any credible sources for your essay, as long as they are publicly available. Link to them from your blog.
Thank you and good luck! May the best woman win!