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:

Winner:
The City That Never Shouts” by Steven Higashide

Runners-Up:
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.

Jury:
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 urbanomnibus.net.