The HeroX Writers’ Draft

Do you have something to say about crowdsourcing? We want to hear it, and we can be your platform to share your writing globally.

Challenge Overview

Are you intrigued by what we do at HeroX?  Do you want to share your thoughts about crowdsourcing or open innovation in general?  At HeroX, we connect you to the global community of crowdsourcing opportunities.  We host and aggregate challenges from around the world at our platform.  We’re looking for talented, fearless, and curious writers to join our Writers’ Bench.  


The HeroX Writers’ Bench is a core group of writers that contributes content to our blog and other relevant content to both HeroX.com and our partner sites.  The HeroX community is diverse in every sense of the word: our crowd comes from every corner of the globe, all stages of life - from student to retiree, and with expertise from every discipline and industrial sector imaginable.  


We want our blog and other content to reflect that richness and to bring forth different perspectives on crowdsourcing and related topics, while at the same time speaking from a voice that echoes the HeroX Core Values.  Among other things, we believe in constant learning and growth, in having the courage of our convictions, and in staying positive.


In this challenge, we will award a total prize purse of $2500 to participants who offer a diverse perspective and a distinctive voice.  Winners will be asked to write blog entries on topics selected from the provided list.  In addition to receiving a prize and having their blog posted at HeroX, winners will have the opportunity to join the HeroX Writers Bench as a regular, paid Contributor to the HeroX blog.

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Challenge Updates

Don't miss your chance to be admitted to the HeroX Writers' Bench!

Aug. 5, 2020, 8:03 a.m. PDT by Despina Maliaka


You may have received a notification yesterday that there were only 8 hrs left to submit.  That update was sent out in error. The submission deadline is today, at 10:59pm EDT.   That deadline is fast approaching - but worry not! You still have time to submit your piece and put your name in the ring as one of our official writers.  

Don't wait until the last minute.  We are looking forward to seeing your submission. 

-Team HeroX


8 Hours Remaining to Submit!

Aug. 4, 2020, 6 p.m. PDT by Lulu

If you're still assembling your submission, you have exactly 8 hours left to complete it! 

Here's a Tip: HeroX recommends innovators plan to submit with at least a 3-hour window of time before the true deadline. Last-minute technical problems and unforeseen roadblocks have been the cause of many headaches. Don't let that be you!

Two Day Warning

Aug. 2, 2020, 6 p.m. PDT by Lulu

This is your official two-day reminder!

That's right, the HeroX Writers’ Draft will be closing this coming August 5th at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (New York/USA).

Please be sure to complete your submission form well before the exact cut-off time. 

At exactly 5:00 pm ET, we can no longer accept new submissions! 

Got questions?

Now is the time to speak up! Comment directly on this update with any questions about the submission process and we'll get back to you right away! 

Five Days Left to Submit (TIPS)

July 30, 2020, 6 p.m. PDT by Lulu

We are quickly approaching the final days open for submission to the HeroX Writers’ Draft. The deadline is August 5th at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (New York/USA.) 

Here are a couple of last-minute tips for a smooth entry process:

1. Begin your submission process several days before the cutoff time. This allows you to ensure everything you have been working on can be seamlessly integrated into the form.

2. Your submission will not be reviewed until you click the orange "Submit Entry" button at the top of the final review page. Please remember to do this! 

3. Review the Challenge Guidelines to ensure your submission is complete. Pay particular attention to the judging criteria which will be the scorecard used to evaluate your entry.

4. Have any questions? Head over to the challenge forum and we would love to help you out. 

Thanks so much, and good luck to all! 

One Week Left to Submit

July 28, 2020, 6 p.m. PDT by Lulu

There's exactly one week left to submit your solution to the HeroX Writers’ Draft! 

You're so close. You can do this!  

Remember, the final submission deadline is August 5th at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (New York/USA). No submissions received after this time will be accepted, so make sure to get yours in as soon as possible. Any last-minute questions or concerns can go right in the comments section of this update.


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