Essay prize challenge

A US$1,000 essay writing prize on global change, peace and security has opened for undergraduates and postgraduates in Australia.

Centre for Dialogue

The competition is run by the refereed journal Global Change, Peace & Security published by Routledge in conjunction with the Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University.

Dr Aran Martin, editor, said that the competition was designed to encourage outstanding new contributions to research on peace and theoretical questions posed by a rapidly globalizing world.

‘Of specific interest are entries that look at events and developments that reverberate beyond the confines of a particular country, and those concerning the sources and consequences of conflict, violence and insecurity, as well as the conditions and prospects for conflict transformation and peacebuilding,’ he said.

Dr Martin said the winning essay would be refereed with a view to publication. The author will receive the Routledge–GCP&S Essay Prize winner’s certificate, as well as US $1000 prize money.

The competition is open to those enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate degrees, or who have graduated within the previous five years.

However, previously published pieces, or those that are being considered for publication elsewhere, will not be accepted; nor will essays currently being assessed as part of a degree.

Essays must be between 6000–8000 words in length (including a 100-word abstract). Full entry details are available from

Closing date for entries is Friday 14 December and entries should be printed in English and sent by email to
Global Change, Peace & Security is a scholarly journal that has for more than twenty years addressed the difficult practical and theoretical questions posed by a rapidly globalising world. It is committed to promoting research that explores the relationships between states, economies, cultures and societies.

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