Adam Smith Institute
essay contest

The Adam Smith Institute is offering a prize of �00 to the winner of its essay competition for sixth-form students.

The event commemorates the 10th anniversary of the scholar F. A. Hayek's death on March 23rd and the title is "The Significance of Markets in the Political Economy of the 20th Century." Essays will be evaluated by a panel of distinguished judges.

Scholarly essays with detailed footnotes are not expected. Instead, a clear, lively and original statement surrounding the topic is looked for. The maximum length is 850 words, and entries should be printed out.

The deadline for entries is 1st May and the winner will be announced in mid-June.

A resource which may help is the Hayek section of this website. Particularly recommended is Hayek: His contribution to the political and economic thought of our time by Dr Eamonn Butler which can be downloaded free.

Please send entries to Essay Contest, Adam Smith Institute, 23 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BL. Entries should include name, age, address, school and e-mail address (if available).

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