Abhiraj Suresh — July 22, 2021
Analytics Vidhya Announcement

The Power of the Written Word + Machine Learning Knowledge + Monetary Rewards = Data Science Blogathon

Do you like Data Science? Do you like to write about your learnings and recent developments in Data Science? And, would you like to get paid for what you write?

Welcome to Data Science Blogathon

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We started the Data Science Blogathon 9 months ago with a vision to provide budding data science learners and writers a platform to pen down their learnings and help them understand the concepts and recent developments with ease. And well, oh well! The response we have received from the community is tremendous.

After 9 blogathons and 1000+ published blogathon articles, we can proudly say that Analytics Vidhya has created a community/platform for data science writers from which one just cannot turn back!

Well, that’s the Data Science Blogathon for you, and it’s back with its 10th and biggest edition to Date!!!!

 

Why you Should Participate in the Blogathon

You might be wondering – what is in it for you to write a data science blog? Well, there are plenty of benefits! Let’s discuss some of them:

  1. Learn and master the concept – Learning and writing go hand-in-hand. I learned this trick in my college – I used to make notes and explain them to my backbencher friends with simple examples and this helped me register all the hard concepts in my mind along with their applications. You’ll definitely learn much more by following the same approach 🙂
  2. Improve your storytelling skills – I will share a little secret with you here. Two of the most important characteristics of a great data scientist are storytelling skills and a structured thinking mindset. This is not an inherent quality but is developed by working closely on problem statements. Writing a blog improves both of these qualities
  3. Build up your resume – One of the biggest advantages of writing a data science blog is that it makes you stand out from the crowds. It actually reflects your passion and knowledge for this field. Writing blogs will definitely help your catch the eyes of the recruiter.
  4. Get attention and networking opportunities within the community – While gaining knowledge through the process of blog writing is important but getting a chance to network with industry leaders and like-minded people is priceless. Analytics Vidhya has 2.5 million monthly users including some of the well-renowned personalities so there’s a good chance of reaching potential people and employers.
  5. Win cash prizes – All of this is great but we all crave a reward for our efforts. Isn’t it? Don’t worry, cash prizes worth thousands are waiting for you. Read ahead to learn about all the rewards. 😉

 

How do I Participate in the Data Science Blogathon?

To enter the competition, just head over here and press the register button above. All the details, including where to write and how to submit your article, are included there.

If you face any issues or have any questions, use the discuss tab on the above link to reach out to us.

Note: We have received a few emails regarding uploading images on the writing platform. If you face any such issues, just upload your images to a Google Drive folder, name the images as ‘Image 1’, ‘Image 2’, etc. and mention in the article where you want to place the images. We’ll take care of that for you.


What are the Prizes on Offer?

Every article that meets Analytics Vidhya’s standards will be published on the Analytics Vidhya blog. This offers you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to reach out to a HUGE audience and garnish your data science profile and your own brand.

Every article that meets Analytics Vidhya’s standards will be published on the Analytics Vidhya blog and will receive INR 1,000* (≅ USD 15) as a base reward.

There are a few special categories where the reward ramps up! If your article falls under any of the below categories, you will be eligible for the base price of INR 1500* (≅ USD 22):

  1. Data Engineering
  2. MLOPs
  3. Computer Vision
  4. Natural Language Processing
  5. Deep Learning

*Visit the Registration Page to know more!

This is in addition to the winner’s prizes and the bonus amount that you would receive depending on the views!

The top 3 winners will be judged based on the number of unique pageviews on their articles.

1st prize: INR 10,000

2nd prize: INR 5,000

3rd prize: INR 3,000

And that’s not all! More Prizes!

We always appreciate the extra effort our community members put in, so if your article generates:

  • More than 15000 views, you get INR 2,000 as a bonus, 
  • With more than 5000 views, you get INR 1,000 as a bonus regardless of where you finish in the above category!

A Special Award Category – Win the new iPad!

You read that right – you even stand an opportunity to win the new iPad! Every author in the blogathon will be eligible to win the new iPad through a lucky draw where a single winner will be chosen!

 

When Will the Winners be Declared?

The winners will be announced on September 1st, 2021. You can view the leaderboard tab to see the ranking for the number of views.
So head over to the Data Science Blogathon page and start writing!

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