Call for Essays: Fuzzy Math
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Call for Essays: Fuzzy Math
Deadline: Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Essays must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST
This competition is now closed.

Read the feature collecting the winning and runner-up essays:

The City That Never Shouts” by Steven Higashide

Little Metrics” by Malaika Kim
The Ricotta Index” by Deborah Helaine Morris

What are the metrics or dimensions that govern your behavior in a city?
What are the “costs” and what are the “benefits” of living or working in a city?
How do you quantify your actions – literally or figuratively – in ecological, economic, or political terms?

For its second annual competition for evocative, non-fiction writing, the League’s Urban Omnibus is soliciting essays that reflect on the topic of cost, metrics, and measurement in urban life.

The author of one first-prize essay will receive an award of $500. Up to two second place winners will receive prizes of $250 each.

Michelle Addington
Andrew Blum
Rosalie Genevro
Philip Kay
Cassim Shepard
Varick Shute
Shin-pei Tsay
Andrew Wade

For more information about this competition, including submission instructions, selection criteria, juror information, and a PDF of the call for entries, visit