The Lingofest Vision Essay Contest

Write a short essay between 750 and 1,000 words on how our world will change with the arrival of Ubiquitous Voice.  You can pick a specific use case (for instance, a hotel stay, or when we are sick and are not able to move easily, teaching a toddler, someone learning a second language, etc.), or you can talk about general patterns: for instance, the effect of adopting voice on the way we use our smartphones, or the effect of voice on how we interact with each other, or on how children may or may not learn bad habits (for instance, interrupting people because they have learned that it’s OK to interrupt Alexa, etc.). Please email contest entries to Diana Meiser at by January 25, 2019.


Three winners will be awarded either an Amazon Echo Dot or a Google Home Mini, according to their choice.