Fraser Institute STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST 2014

Submission Deadline:  May 30th, 2014.

Showcase your ideas on public policy and the role of markets by entering the fraser institutes’ essay competition.  Each year the fraser Institute holds a competition for students, designed to encourage and develop student writers.

  • New prize amounts for 2014: $9,000 in cash prizes awarded this year.
  • Special category for high school students only.
  • Winning essays may be published in Fraser Institute journals

Topic: The rise of crony capitalism: how government and business gain at the taxpayers’ expense

Categories and Prizes:

High School
1st Prize: $1,500
2nd Prize: $1,000
3rd Prize: $500

1st Prize: $1,500
2nd Prize: $1,000
3rd Prize: $500

1st Prize: $1,500
2nd Prize: $1,000
3rd Prize: $500

Application Rules:

  1. The contest is open to Canadian and foreign students, studying in Canada or abroad. A student is defined as someone who attends school in the 2013/2014 school year.
  2. Submissions will be considered from secondary and post-secondary (undergraduate and graduate) students in all disciplines.
  3. There will be three separate categories: high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. The category definitions are based on your status in the 2013/2014 school year; for example, if you are an undergraduate student from fall 2013 until spring 2014, you qualify in the ‘Undergraduate’ category.
  4. Entry must include a typed essay of 1,000-1,500 words, and a cover sheet including the student’s name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. High school students should include school and grade. Post-secondary students should include school, major, and year of graduation.
  5. Online entries may be submitted as a Word or a PDF document. Finalists will be required to send their essay as a Word document, if they have not already done so.
  6. Entries must include references cited from academic sources. Any academically acceptable referencing style may be used.
  7. The cover page, references and image/graph captions are not included in the word limit.
  8. Please note that if you are a finalist and include a graph in your essay, you will be required to send it to us in an Excel file with the underlying data in order that we can recreate it in house. If you want to include a previously published graph for which you do not have the underlying data, you must cite its source appropriately to prove that you have permission to reuse it.
  9. Entries may be submitted online using the application form above or by regular mail.
  10. If you have a foreign postal code or telephone number that is not accepted on the online application form, please write it in the Comments box, and use ‘X1X 1X1’ or ‘123-123-1234’ in the actual postal code or telephone number field.
  11. Entries may only be submitted once. Further submissions with revisions will not be accepted.
  12. Failure to follow these rules may lead to disqualification from the contest.
  13. Entries will be judged on originality, clear expression of ideas, and understanding of competitive markets.
  14. All entries become the property of the Fraser Institute. In addition to receiving cash prizes, winners may be published inCanadian Student Review once they have gone through the peer review process.
  15. The deadline is 5:00 pm (PST) on May 30th, 2014.

The  competition is sponsored by the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation

Submit your essay for the Fraser Institute Essay Competition

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Fraser Institute Essay Competition


One response to “Fraser Institute STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST 2014”

  1. katende.ambrose Avatar

    This is really nice. Am a Ugandan undergraduate offering Pharmacy at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. Am very ready to participate in the competition.

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