Wharton Global Youth Comment & Win Contest

We Want To Hear From You!

Any teenager anywhere in the world who is still in high school can enter our Comment and Win contest by signing up to join our online community (it’s free) and commenting on a story when the contest is active — we are starting to evaluate comments this year on March 20, 2020 (see details below for round themes). You can comment on KWHS stories whenever you like, but you can only win recognition from Wharton during the contest!

“Round 4 of the current Comment and Win contest ends at midnight on May 18, 2020. The theme: Innovation in Action. Read a story that features an innovative product or service or presents a problem, and comment with your own innovative idea or solution. We want to see how you think outside the box and problem solve. See below for links to innovation-inspired KWHS articles. — Wharton Global Youth Team

How It Works

  • High school students post comments to Knowledge@Wharton High School business journal articles, podcasts and videos to practice their critical and reflective thinking; only comments from existing high school students will be evaluated for this competition. Teachers, this is a great remote-learning assignment for your students! Click here for a guide to different assignments, keeping in mind that we are opening our annual contest early to students who are now working remotely.
  • First you must register for our online business journal (if you haven’t already).
  • Then you search up a story that interests you and comment on it following the round’s designated theme.
  • Our business journal has hundreds of articles, videos and podcasts exploring entrepreneurship, economics, leadership, business, personal finance and careers. Find a story, video or podcast that interests, angers or inspires you through our search engine on the homepage or by scrolling through the Articles, Videos or Podcast tabs at the top of the homepage, and then share your reflections in the Comments section of the article.
  • Round 1 ran through March 31, 2020. You can read about all the Round 1 winners HERE. Round 2, responsive commenting, ran through April 17, 2020. You can read about all the Round 2 winners HERE. Round 3, storytelling, ran through May 1, 2020 and you can read about the winners HERE.
  • Round 4, which we are calling ‘Innovation in Action’ runs through May 18. Read a story that features an innovative idea, product or service or discusses a problem facing the world, and comment with your own innovative idea or solution. We want to see how you think outside the box and problem solve. How might you improve upon a particular idea or think critically to solve a related problem? We don’t want to hear your stories about a product or service you’ve created, unless it is directly related to the article theme! We want your new ideas and new solutions about specific topics. You can respond to one aspect of the article or to the overall theme, as long as it reflects innovative thinking. You will find a list of innovation-inspired KWHS articles below. You can explore these or choose one of your own from our archive of hundreds of articles. Just search up your favorite business-related topics on the homepage. Good luck!
  • Top winners get recognition throughout the Wharton Global Youth Program, including social media.
  • This is not an essay contest! Think about how to comment effectively on an article so that you are connecting your ideas, insights and opinions with what you’ve read.
  • When you comment, we hope you will provide more than a review of the story. We want you to be reflective and to think critically about the topic of the article. Need inspiration? Check out this news story about last year’s Comment and Win for links to great comments from students around the world.

Innovation in Action Articles on KWHS