Do you aspire to be a published author? ISN have partnered with Collins to find the textbook authors of the future!
Give writing a go, and you could be presenting your article at a Collins event.
The winning entry for each of the three available topic titles will receive a £150 book voucher. The overall winner will additionally be paid a £500 appearance fee to discuss their winning entry at a Collins webinar held on a date of their choice.
Selected entries will also be published and promoted on ISN!
The competition is open to all international educators. All you need to do is create an ISN account, and submit a 1000 – 1500 word article on one of the following topics:
Title 1: How do you inspire young learners to love your subject?
Title 2: How do you include real-life global contexts in the teaching of your subject?
Title 3: How did your teachers influence and impact the way you teach today?
** Watch the 4 interviews with published authors below for inspiration, and we've also put together some article guidelines at the bottom of this page to help you get started! **
ISN have spoken to 4 published authors to discuss their top tips for writing.
Get inspired and watch the interviews below!
Pick the title you're most passionate about
Select one or two questions that will help frame the topic you have chosen. The best articles are generally practical and solutions-focused
Make it personal, explain why you care about this topic
Make it important, explain why and how this topic may be important to others and what the benefits of a positive outcome might be
Discuss your experience, share setbacks and successes in your narrative
List / discuss the key takeaways or learnings that can advise and help guide the reader (‘evergreen’ content resonates well i.e. advice that remains relevant for future readers)
Sum up your thoughts / insights, perhaps posing a question back to the reader to encourage further discussion around the topic
Include any references you’ve referred to
Entries are open until December 15th 2022, and winners will be announced in January 2023.
The winning entry for each title option will receive a £150 book voucher. The overall winner will additionally be paid a £500 appearance fee to discuss their winning entry at a Collins webinar held on a date of their choice. Selected entries will also be published and promoted on ISN.
Full terms and conditions
Each entrant must be a registered ISN member.
Entrants must be international educators.
Each person may only submit one entry.
Submissions must be written in English.
Submissions must use one of the three given titles above.
Entries must be original submissions, and must not be published elsewhere.
Articles must be within the 1000 - 1500 word count (titles and diagrams are not counted in the word count).
Submission deadline is the 15th December 2022.
The winners will be notified via email in January 2023.
Selected entries will be published on ISN and may also be promoted throughout our wider network, including to the ISN LinkedIn community and wider newsletter.