First prize in both categories is $1,000; second prize in both categories is $500.
Winners are responsible for any tax liabilities associated with the prize.
The contest is open to anyone worldwide.
Entrants who wish to qualify for the student track must be enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate or undergraduate educational institution at the time of entry.
Essays must be at least 500 words and no longer than 800 words to qualify for an award.
Winning essays will respond to the question posed in an innovative, clear, and compelling way.
The CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health will be the sole arbiter of determining the winning entries.
Assignment of rights:
By submitting an essay, entrants certify that they have the right to submit the essay, including all relevant copyrights.
By submitting an essay, entrants grant unlimited license to the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health to publish, reproduce, or create derivative works based upon the entry submitted.
Entrants retain original copyright in their essay.
Collective submissions are accepted for possible publication in the final report but cannot be considered for cash prize.
We welcome and encourage this kind of submission.
Application Deadline: November 20th.