Comment & Win Contest 2021

We Want To Hear From You!

Any teenager anywhere in the world who is still in high school can enter the Wharton Global Youth Program 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 June 7, 2021 (see details below). You can comment on our business journal articles whenever you like, but you can only win recognition from Wharton during our annual contest! Search our Articles tab or start on the homepage and search up your favorite topics. Hundreds of posts to choose from. Read about all the great commenters who competed in Round 1 and Round 2!.

“Round 4 of Comment and Win 2021 begins on July 26 and ends at midnight on August 13, 2021. The theme: Future Business Leaders. Trends and technologies are transforming the business world. Find an article that explores emerging business trends and use the comment section to reflect on that trend (or trends). See below for more details, as well as to access several suggested links to related content. We will be watching!” — the 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 your 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 special classroom guide.
  • In order to participate in Comment & Win, first you must register for our online business journal (if you haven’t already).
  • Then you search up a story or transcript of a podcast or video that interests you and comment on it following the round’s designated theme.
  • Yes, you can leave more than one comment on more than one story – but remember, it’s quality, not quantity.
  • There will be four separate rounds beginning in June and ending in August, each with a specific theme. Commenters who participate in each round are eligible to win our Grand Prize at the end of the competition.
  • Our business journal has hundreds of articles, videos and podcasts exploring entrepreneurship, economics, leadership, business, 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 2021 ran from June 7 to June 18 with a theme of Anything Goes, which simply meant you could comment on any article or podcast/video transcript. We received nearly 75 comments in Round 1. You can read about the winners HERE.
  • Round 2 2021 ran from June 21 to July 2. The theme was Responsive Commenting, requiring commenters to respond to the ideas and thoughts of your peers. We received nearly 70 comments in Round 2. You can read about the winners HERE.
  • Round 3 ran from July 12 to July 23 with the theme “Embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirit.” You can read about the winners HERE.
  • Round 4 runs from July 26 to August 13. The theme: “Future Business Leaders.” Trends and technologies are transforming the business world. Find an article that explores emerging business trends and use the comment section to reflect on that trend. In addition to the insight in the article, think about the implications of the larger theme and what that means for you and for the world. How can you add value and connection to this discussion as a future business leader and a member of Generation Z? Good luck!
  • Top round winners (1st place, runners up, honorable mentions) get recognition throughout the Wharton Global Youth Program, including on social media. Top Round winners will receive a link to a Wharton-authored e-book of their choice from the Wharton School Press. Top commenters will receive badges. Grand Prize Winner (must have commented in all four rounds)…stay tuned!
  • 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. Ultimately, we want to see students who use the text to inform their comments, add value to the discussion around the text, express opinions clearly and succinctly, and have an authentic voice. It’s important to remember that you are reflecting on a particular article, not creating an entirely new essay. Be sure to make a connection to the text.
  • Need inspiration? Check out this news story about our 2020 Comment and Win for links to stories about all the rounds’ winners, as well as links to their specific comments for inspiration.

Round 4 2021 Future Business Trends Related Links (Or you can find your own)

Craving More Comments?

In addition to the 2020 news story linked above, here are the final reports from each of our annual Comment & Win contests, which connect you to all the Round reports and comments during those challenges. So many great comments!

It’s a Wrap! The Round 4 and Grand Prize Winners for our 2019 Comment & Win

Announcing the Round 4 and Grand Prize Winners for our 2018 Comment and Win Contest

2017: The Results Are In As We Celebrate a Summer of Compelling Student Comments