Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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Best Entry: $100 (winning piece + author interview will be featured on Write the World’s website and blog)
Runner up: $50
Best Peer Review: $50 (reviewer interview will be featured on Write the World’s website and blog)
Research has linked excessive social media use—in particular the phenomenon of the “selfie” (the taking and posting of one’s own photo online) to narcissism and other personality disorders. It has also been linked to low self-esteem and has been seen as a cry for attention and approval. However, this research is contested by selfie supporters, who maintain the selfie is just another kind of self-portrait that is actually empowering and a healthy form of self-expression.
Write a 750-1,000 word op-ed about the phenomenon of the selfie. You could write the piece for or against, or show both sides of the argument.