Country Profile

  • Peace Corps Country from 2003 – 2014
  • Write On! Competition participant 2006 – 2014
  • 8 International Winners since 2010
  • Fun Fact: Azerbaijan was the first Muslim nation to grant women equal political rights with men.
  • Azerbaijan’s Write On! Website:

2014 National Winners

  • 6th Form | Mingachevir
    “If you could be any animal for a day what would you be and what would you do?”
  • 7th Form | Masalli
    “If you could invent a candy, what would it be? What ingredients would it have and what would it taste like?”
  • 8th Form | Sheki
    “If you could make a new animal, what would it be like?”
  • 9th Form | Sheki
    “You’ve been in a coma for 30 years. You wake up in the year 2044. Describe what the world is like.”
  • 10th Form | Mingachevir
    “Invent a new day to celebrate. What would it be, when would it be, and how would people celebrate it?”
  • 11th Form 
    “What is the most important invention in the history of the world?”
  • 1st Year University | Mingachevir
    “If music had a flavor, what would different types of music taste like?”
  • 2nd Year University | Sheki
    “What will be the most important invention in the next century?  How will it change the world?”
  • 3rd Year University | Mingachevir
    “What would the world be like if everyone lived forever?”
  • 4th Year University | Sheki
    “How would you describe the feeling of love to an alien with no experience of it?”
  • Professional | Oghuz
    “If you could change one event in your life, what would it be and why?  How would the present be different?”

2013 National Winners

  • 6th Form | Masalli
    “You wake up one morning and can understand chickens. They never shut up. What do you do?”
  • 7th Form | Agstafa
    “What would you do it you were invisible for a day?”
  • 8th Form | Sheki
    “What would happen if children ruled the world?”
  • 9th Form | Mingachevir
    “Describe the world through a dog’s eyes.”
  • 10th Form | Balakan | International Winner
    “You just found a way to travel through time. You only have one round trip. Where and when do you go?”
  • 11th Form | Barda
    “What does a blind person see?”
  • 1st Year University | Sheki
    “What is something that everyone in the world can agree on? Why?”
  • 2nd Year University | Goychay
    “If international money existed, what would it like?”
  • 3rd Year University | Mingachevir
    “Respond to this quote – “Youth is wasted on the young.”
  • 4th Year University | Goychay
    “If you were a member of the opposite sex, how would your life be different?”
  • Professional | Sheki
    “What would you do if you knew you were going to lose your memory at the end of every day?”

2012 National Winners

  • 6th Form | Gence
    “What is the happiest, non-living thing in your house?”
  • 7th Form | Mingechevir
    “Other than monkeys, what animals do you think are similar to humans?  Why?”
  • 8th Form | Yevlax
    “Write a short, modern fairy tale.”
  • 9th Form
    “You wake up, go to the bathroom and look in the mirror.  A different face looks back at you.”
  • 10th Form | Dashkesan
    “Write about a heart that won’t stop beating.”
  • 11th Form | Goychay
    “What would you sacrifice your life for?”
  • 1st Year University | Goychay | International Winner
    “How do you want to die?”
  • 2nd Year University | Ganja
    “I wish I had told someone…”
  • 3rd Year University | Ganja
    “Write a letter to your 10-year-old self”
  • 4th Year University | Mingachevir
    “Imagine a meteor is going to destroy Earth one year from today.  How will you spend your last year on this planet?”

2011 National Winners

  • 3rd Year University | International Winner
    “Imagine you are God.  What would your religion be like?”

2010 National Winners

  • 9th Form | Ganja | International Winner
    “Why is the grass green?”
  • 11th Form | Fuzuli | International Winner
    “What would be different if girls had to go to the military?”
  • 1st Year University | Lenkoran | International Winner
    “What would you do if you woke up tomorrow in Australia?”
  • 2nd Year University | Mingechevir | International Winner
    “What is love?”
  • 3rd Year University | Mingechevir | International Winner
    “Would you rather be 5 years younger or older than you are now? Why?”

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