GDN Next Horizons Essay Contest 2014 ($20,000 for 20 winning entries)

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Submission Deadline: 15 September, 2014

In order to help bring attention to the need for scholarship and fresh ideas in this area, and to encourage broad participation, the Global Development Network (GDN) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces an international essay contest.

The contest invites essays on the future of development assistance. The primary objective of the contest is to invite fresh thinking related to the future of aid that can inform the ongoing discourse on development assistance and to make this thinking available to policymakers and key stakeholders.

Up to 20 winning entries will be chosen, and receive $20,000 each. An independent panel will make the final selectionsof the best and most potentially consequential submissions, based on criteria defined. Select winning ideas may be promoted by GDN and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The competition is open in three languages. Guidelines are currently posted in English. The French and Spanish versions of the guidelines will be available as of 4 July 2014.

Essays in English, French and Spanish can be submitted as of now on this platform. However, dedicated platforms for submissions in French and Spanish will also be available as of 4 July, 2014.

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For any queries or assistance on the Essay Contest, please write to [email protected].

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