IPN announces Ninth Annual Bastiat Prize Competition
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
For the ninth year, International Policy Network (IPN) is accepting submissions for its annual Bastiat Prize for Journalism. The Prize is open to writers anywhere in the world whose published articles eloquently and wittily explain, promote and defend the principles and institutions of the free society.
Submissions must be received on or before 30 June 2010.
In addition to the Bastiat Prize for Journalism (First - $10,000; Second - $4,000; Third - $1,000), we are again awarding the Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism (first prize only, $3,000). Entrants are allowed to compete in just one (not both) of the competitions.
Rules for 2010 Bastiat Prize for Journalism
Rules for 2010 Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism
Online entry form (for both prizes)
Nine Years of the Bastiat Prize
Started in 2002, the Bastiat Prize was inspired by 19th-century French philosopher Frédéric Bastiat’s compelling defence of liberty and eloquent explanations of complex economic issues. Judges have included former UK Chancellor Lord Lawson, Pulitzer prize-winning author Anne Applebaum, former Bastiat Prize winner and best-selling author Amity Shlaes, Lady Thatcher and Nobel laureates James Buchanan and the late Milton Friedman.
Last year’s competition attracted over 290 entrants from more than 50 countries. The winner was John Hasnas, with an oped published in the Wall Street Journal. Second and third prizes went to Robert Guest, Washington Correspondent of the Economist, and Robert Robb, editorial columnist of the Arizona Republic.
The inaugural Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism was shared by UK politician Dan Hannan for his telegraph.co.uk blog and Shikha Dalmia for her online columns at Forbes and Reason. Their entries can be found here.