2020 Fall Magazine Article Contest - The New Normal: What Do You Think It Will Look Like?

by tnbutterfly - Mary tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN (Admin)

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

In December 2019, who knew that while all eyes were on what was then referred to as the Wuhan Coronavirus in China, that this Novel Coronavirus would evolve into a Pandemic as it spread globally, leaving devastation and death in its wake. When will this go away? When will we return to normal?

Would you like to share your story?

2020 Fall Magazine Article Contest - The New Normal: What Do You Think It Will Look Like?

5 Winners - Each will receive a $200 MasterCard or Visa Card

Although the deadly virus most likely made its way to the U.S. in December, the first U.S. case was confirmed on January 30, 2020. Since then, COVID-19 has spread like a massive wildfire that has ravaged the Northeast and Northwest and has finally taken aim on the South. Unfortunately, It appears that COVID-19 is not leaving us anytime soon.

We all have experienced huge changes in every aspect of our lives. The question on everyone’s mind is "When will things get back to normal?" After all we have experienced, we also wonder “What will the new normal look like?” That’s what we want you to share with us.

This contest is somewhat different from past article contests. With this article contest, we want you to share your stories and ideas of the future with us. So many of you read and liked the Spring Issue of the allnurses magazine - our first COVID issue. We are giving you the opportunity to share your stories in our Fall Issue of the magazine. Five articles will be selected from the contest entries to be featured in the magazine. Each winner will receive a $200 Visa or MasterCard gift card. All submitted articles will be published on the allnurses site after the winners are announced and the magazine is published.

5 Winners - Each will receive a $200 MasterCard or Visa Gift Card

The topics for your article can be about anything as long as it is about COVID-19 and the New Normal... how this Pandemic will alter the lives of everyone - emotionally, academically, physically, etc. Here are a few suggestions for topics:

  • Schools & How it Looks for Children
  • What Will College Look Like?
  • How Will Nursing Education be Affected?
  • How Will Nursing Change?
  • Will Social Distancing be Permanent Part of the Future?
  • How Will the Election Outcome Impact the Future of Healthcare?
  • How Will You Remember the Pandemic?
  • The Reopening of America
  • COVID and Unemployed Nurses
  • The Number of Nurses Dying from COVID - How Will They be Memorialized?
  • Stories and Struggles from the Frontlines
  • Stories about the Struggles that Nursing Students are Facing with COVID-19
  • 6 Months Later, Where is the PPE?

Who Can Enter

This contest is open to all. You must be a registered member. You don't have to be an experienced writer. This is open to nurses and students. We all have our own Coronavirus stories to tell... Please share yours with us.

Rules of Submission

We are so glad you wish to submit an article. Here are the rules of submission:

  • Article tone and content must comply with our rules and Terms of Service. No solicitation.
  • Articles must have a minimum of 700 words.
  • No plagiarism - Your article must be written in your own words and cannot be posted on other websites, blogs, etc. prior to posting on allnurses.
  • Articles will be reviewed and approved by staff for consideration before displaying publicly.
  • Articles must be unique and should not be listed on other websites, blogs, article sites, etc. prior to posting on allnurses. Once your articles have been published on allnurses.com, you are welcome and encouraged to share them on your other sites and social channels.
  • You may submit multiple articles.
  • You grant permission to allnurses.com rights to publish in magazines, books, etc. You will be notified and credited if published.
  • Keep personal formatting choices such as font choice and size to a minimum - use only for headings.
  • Check grammar, punctuation, and spelling before clicking SUBMIT.

How to Submit Your Article

To submit your Article, go to the COVID-19 Forum and click the green tab on the right: ADD NEW TOPIC

When that loads, click, "Article?". Then, click the dropdown menu that reads: "Yes I'm Submitting An Article".

Follow the instructions to complete all required fields (TITLE, ARTICLE SUMMARY, and CONTENT), scroll and click SUBMIT TOPIC. Do NOT submit the article as a PDF file.

Once you have submitted the Article, it will be reviewed by the Editorial Staff. If the Editors have questions, they will contact you for additional information.

Only Articles containing 700 words or more will qualify for the contest.

**CONTEST ENDS: August 17, 2020, at midnight EST!**

Winners will be selected by the Editorial Staff. No articles will be published until after the contest ends, the magazine is released and winners announced.

If you have questions about Article submissions, please contact the Admin Help Desk.

Good luck to everyone! We are looking forward to reading your articles.

Thank you to our sponsor – the University of Maryland School of Nursing – for making this article contest possible.


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tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg. 155 Articles; 5,906 Posts

Have you been thinking about what the "New Normal" will look like? Share your thoughts by participating in this article contest and have a chance to win $200!

**CONTEST ENDS: August 17, 2020, at midnight EST!**

tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg. 155 Articles; 5,906 Posts

Although much of the country and the world is still struggling with the deadly virus, we have learned a lot from COVID-19. What changes will be made to be more prepared for the next Pandemic?

If you have been wondering what "The New Normal" will look like, share your thoughts with us. No one knows for sure what it will look like, but we know it will be different than "The Old Normal".

We would love for you to share your thoughts via this contest. But don't wait - the contest ends very soon. Don't miss your chance to win $200! Read the contest rules for submission above.

**CONTEST ENDS: August 17, 2020, at midnight EST!**