The Ultimate Data Science and Machine Learning Blogathon – More than $2500 up for grabs!

Pranav Dar 07 May, 2019
3 min read


“If you want to change the world, pick up a pen and write.” — Martin Luther

We are delighted to announce the launch of Analytics Vidhya’s Blogathon, the ultimate competition which combines your writing prowess with your machine learning skills!

Analytics Vidhya has always been at the forefront of knowledge sharing, and we want to continue this trend among our community members. We will not only publish the best articles on Analytics Vidhya’s Medium page, but also provide feedback to every writer on their article.

Along with recognition in front of a broad audience, there are lucrative prizes to be won! The focus of the articles can be on any data related field — data science, machine learning, deep learning, Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, etc.

The blogathon starts today, 25th August, and will conclude on 23rd September. Beyond this, you will be given an extra week to work on any feedback we have provided on an already submitted article.

We will announce the winners in each category on 30th September.


How do I Participate?

To enter the competition, you need to fill in your details here. We will then add you as a writer to our Medium publication and you can start sending your drafts to us. It really is that simple!


Lucrative Prizes to be won

Every article which meets Analytics Vidhya’s standards will get published on our Medium pageThere are $2500 + bonuses to be won! Prizes will be given in 3 categories:

Most popular article: This will be decided by the number of unique fans the article gets.

  • 1st prize — $500
  • 2nd prize — $250
  • 3rd prize — $150

Most number of articles with more than 10 unique fans: As the name suggests, the more articles you submit and the more fans you gather, the better your chance of grabbing this prize!

  • 1st prize — $500
  • 2nd prize — $250
  • 3rd prize — $150

Editor’s Prize: This category will be judged by AV’s in-house editing team and the winner will receive $500!

There’s more..

The top 25 bloggers will each receive free access for 6 months to AV’s ‘Computer Vision using Deep Learning’ course! It is a one-of-a-kind course that will introduce you to the world of CV and ensure you come out a master of the field.

The top 50 participants will get access to DataHack 2017 day 1 and day 2 talks— a collection of all the sessions that happened in India’s premier analytics conference last year. Hear from business leaders, domain experts, senior data scientists and other eminent personalities in the analytics domain. An unmissable opportunity!

For those articles which do not meet our standards, we will ensure you are provided with feedback on how to make those articles better in the future.


Terms & Conditions

  • The content of your article(s) should be unique and not be published anywhere else. Each article will be strictly checked for plagiarism
  • You are free to make as many submissions as you want. But, don’t make multiple submissions of the same article
  • The submissions are already open and will close on 23rd September 2018, 23:59 IST (GMT + 5:30 hrs)
  • We will provide an extra week to work on any feedback we give, provided the article has been submitted before the deadline
  • You are not allowed to re-publish any of your articles elsewhere until and unless discussed with Analytics Vidhya
  • Analytics Vidhya owns the right to disqualify / reject any submission without any explanation
  • The decision for all the awards, as declared by Analytics Vidhya, would be final


Sounds too good an opportunity to pass up? That’s the attitude we’re looking for — go ahead and fill in your details here and we will add you as a writer on our Medium publication. Happy writing!


Pranav Dar 07 May, 2019

Senior Editor at Analytics Vidhya. Data visualization practitioner who loves reading and delving deeper into the data science and machine learning arts. Always looking for new ways to improve processes using ML and AI.

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Responses From Readers


John 25 Aug, 2018

Excited about the contest and the opportunity to contribute to the zeitgeist. Question about the T&Cs. Does one surrender their rights to the content they publish by virtue of participation, in perpetuity? I plan to ultimately publish the content on a website and I think this point needs to be made crystal. What specifically is being asked in terms of rights to the content?