The World Today and FT student article competition

The World Today Published 17 July 2020 Updated 23 July 2020 1 minute READ

The World Today and the Financial Times are pleased to announce that Sarah Tan, of United World College of South-East Asia, Dover, Singapore, has been judged the winner of the 2020 World Today/FT student article competition. School students aged 16-18 were invited to send in a short article to answer the question: ‘Does social media make your life better or worse?

In her article, ‘The dilemma of young social media users in China’, Sarah looks at how social media can can be be used to outwit censorship.

The submissions were judged by Lord Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Chatham House, Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, and Tim Bradshaw, Global Tech Correspondent of the FT.

The judges praised Sarah’s article for ‘focused writing with great explanation’ and her ‘distinctive perspective - opens with a strong anecdote then zooms out to the bigger picture’.

The competition was organized by The World Today, the international affairs magazine of Chatham House, and the Financial Times free schools access programme.