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Our scholarship is now closed.

The winners have been selected!! We will post their submissions once they accept their scholarships.


The internet is a tool many take for granted. Today we shop online; we make friends and date online; we can work, learn, collaborate, and share whatever we like with just a few clicks. The internet has changed so many aspects of modern life, it’s hard to imagine what we’d do without it — but we challenge you to do just that.

How would your life be different if the internet didn’t exist? What would your social life, education, and daily life look like in an offline-only world? What would your neighborhood, city, or country be like? Would the changes be largely negative — or positive? Write an essay or create an infographic to paint a complete picture of a life without the web. You could win a $500 scholarship toward your college expenses. Best of all? We’re picking two winners! One each for best essay or infographic.

How to Enter


Create an infographic or compose a 400-600 word essay to describe how your life would be different if the internet didn’t exist.


Publish your essay or infographic on the site or blog of your choice, with a link back to this page included in your post.


Use the form on this page to submit your full name, email address, and the URL of your response.

A few tips

  • Feel free to reference (and cite) external sources.
  • Submit your own work only. Plagiarized content will disqualify your submission.
  • Essay responses that are fewer than 400 words or more than 600 words will not be eligible to win.
  • For web-based infographic-making tools, check out Pixlr and visually.
  • The submission deadline for this contest is 12:00am EST on November 21, 2016.

 See the full contest rules for more information. Good luck!

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