Readers, as you may recall TriplePundit has developed a strong relationship with the folks at Masdar in the United Arab Emirates and we've covered developments in the UAE and the gulf region with great interest over the last two years. Now's your chance to travel to Abu Dhabi to see what's happening yourself.
As a lead-up to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, January 13-17, Masdar is sponsoring a blogging contest called “Engage: The Water-Energy Nexus.” The winner will be invited to Abu Dhabi as VIP media to cover the week’s high-profile events.
Welcoming an expected 30,000 people from 150 countries to high-level panels, plenaries and events, the week promises to be an exciting and busy one – and Masdar wants you to be there blogging and tweeting about all the action.
The winning content will also be featured at www.masdar.ae and right here on TriplePundit.
Here's how to enter:
1. Write a blog post addressing the following question:
What steps can individuals, businesses or world leaders take to address the most pressing and often interrelated water and energy challenges?
2. Publish the blog post on your blog. Don’t forget to mention the contest and link to www.masdar.ae/engage to help us find your post. (If you don’t have a blog, entries can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
3. Post a link to your story in the comment field ON THIS PAGE by December 31, 2012.
4. Vote and Promote. After the post has been published, tell your friends, families and readers to vote for your post at the Masdar Engage page. Use Facebook, Twitter or any other social media to get the word out. The more your post is voted for, liked, tweeted and shared, the higher it will be scored by our judging panel. NOTE: Voting closes January 3, 2013.
After voting closes, our judging panel will make a decision based on the voting, the number of likes, shares, tweets and the overall quality of the submission. Winners will be notified by email.
For more details about the Masdar Engage blogging contest see the contest rules.
Nick Aster is the founder of TriplePundit.
TriplePundit.com has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place. It was acquired in 2017 by 3BLMedia, the leading news distribution and content marketing company focused on niche topics including sustainability, health, energy, education, philanthropy, community and other social and environmental topics.
Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He also worked for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.
Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.