You want to win a prize in a writing contest in social science in which contributions written like an academic paper will not be accepted? Pay attention to the following call for articles: The International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) invites young scholars to submit texts on Sustainable Development Goals and their human dimension, be it political, technological, economic, or social.

Prizes are US$ 500, US$ 200, and US$ 100 and the three winning pieces will be published in the in-house magazine Dimensions.
The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 15, 2013.

The sustainable development goals can be understood as potential successor to the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and are probably one of the most catchy outcomes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro last year (Rio+20). The MDGs have been established at the United Nations in 2000, with the plan to achieve them by 2015. The First session of the intergovernmental Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals convened on March 14-15.

IHDP is a scientific network sponsored by the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the United Nations University. Its mission is “to produce, promote and coordinate innovative social science research that informs and improves societal responses to global environmental change.”