The submission deadline is February 12, 2021.
March is Social Work Month! The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has chosen as its 2021 Social Work Month theme: “Social Workers Are Essential.” In keeping with this theme, we are seeking the following:
- From social work students: essays (500-650 words) on the theme The Most Essential Thing I Have Learned in Social Work School So Far.
- From degreed social work professionals (including practitioners and educators): essays (500 to 650 words) on the theme The Most Essential Thing I Want Social Workers To Know.
Be creative! Think of that “aha” moment when a light bulb went off in your head and changed your thinking about social work.
All submissions must include the following to be considered:
- Your name and social work credentials, as they are to appear with your submission
- School you attend or graduated from
- Expected graduation date, if you are a student
- Your contact information (email required)
- Title of the submission (make it creative original, and brief)
- A short bio (no more than 50 words)
- The following statement: “If accepted, I ___________ (fill in your full name), grant The New Social Worker/White Hat Communications all rights to this submission. I understand it may be published on its websites, on its social media channels, and/or in its publications ”
- Each person may submit ONE entry.
- Essay submissions: submit in a Word file.
- Photo submissions: submit original photo in a JPG file, if you wish to include a photo to accompany your essay submission.
How do I send my entry?
Email your submission and/or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attach your file(s) to an email, and please include “Social Work Month Submission” and the title of your submission in the email subject line. If you would like to include a photo of yourself, or other photos to illustrate your essay, attach it/them to your email as JPG files.
Please do not send your submissions more than once. Before you send your submission, make sure it is the best it can be! Proofread, make corrections, and edit. It can be helpful to have someone look at your work and give you feedback.
Submissions that do not follow the above instructions will not be considered. Entries must be received by February 12, 2021.