UBIE is running a story contest on Basic Income! We’re looking for creatives who can write a fictional story on how we have achieved making Basic Income a reality in Europe.
If you can write a story from the perspective of a future (2030; 2050; 2525; your choice!) in which we have managed to make Basic Income happen and describe how life changed as a result, then you’re the author we’re looking for!
How can you participate?
- Write your story (between 1000-2000 words)
- Publish it anywhere where it can be publicly visible (your own blog, on Medium, a Story on your Facebook profile, or anywhere you can share a link to)
- Share it with a post on your most active social media channel using the hashtag #HowWeMadeBasicIncomeHappen, also tagging UBIE (find us on facebook, twitter and instagram)
- Send us the link to that post on email@example.com so we can keep track and you’re good to go!
The story that gets the most interactions (likes, comments, reshares) until Friday, January 15, 2021 at 23:59 CET will win a signed copy of Philippe Van Parijs’ and Yannick Vanderborght’s book “Basic Income. A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy”!
UPDATE: The Winners Have Been Announced!
11 February 2021
We’ve had the chance to read a few wonderful stories on #HowWeMadeBasicIncomeHappen, but we couldn’t choose between the two submissions with the most reactions on social media, so we decided to award both of them with a signed copy of Philippe Van Parijs’ and Yannick Vanderborght’s book “Basic Income. A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy”!
Read the two winning stories here:
Who were the winners of this contest?
I like the idea of an income (UBI) being finally intruduced in a society of the future. Robots are our best and true friends.