Essay Prize Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions

A prize has been established for the best essay submitted on any topic in any field of international economic law.

The competition is open to all current undergraduate and graduate students of any university or other tertiary education institution, and those who have graduated from a university or other tertiary education institution no earlier than five years before the submission deadline (ie those who graduated prior to 30 September 2010 are not eligible for the 2015 Prize). Co-authorship is permitted provided all authors meet the stated conditions.  Members of the SIEL Executive Council may not submit entries. The essay must not have been previously published.

The prize will be awarded on the recommendation of a Prize Committee drawn from its members and the sponsors.  Decisions of the Prize Committee on the winning essay and on any conditions relating to this prize are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

For clarification, essays with a focus on international commercial arbitration or EU law will not be considered for this Prize.

Submission details

Entries must be written in English and should follow the style-sheet for the Journal of International Economic Law. Entries should not exceed 8,000 words, including references, footnotes, tables, appendices, etc.

Entries must be submitted in Word format with a cover sheet containing the title of the entry, name and contact details. The essay itself must contain no identifying information other than the title.

Entries should be submitted using the following form: