Enter the Reason Media Awards and Win $10,000!

Annual competition rewards writers and filmmakers for libertarian-themed work.


Hey, writers and filmmakers!

Enter the 2015 Reason Media Awards:

  • The Bastiat Prize for Journalism honors writers from around the globe who explain the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence.
  • The Reason Video Prize honors short-form video and film that explores, investigates, or enriches our appreciation of individual rights, limited government, and the free market.

Notable past winners of the Bastiat Prize include journalist and European Parliament member Daniel Hannan; Bloomberg View's Amity Shlaes, who said, "It was a bleak landscape for free market writers until the Bastiat Prize came along;" Mary Anastasia O'Grady of The Wall Street Journal, whose in-depth knowledge of Latin America is the focus of her weekly column "The Americas;" and former Reason editor Virginia Postrel.

First place for each prize is $10,000.  The deadline to enter is July 31, 2015. [Update: The deadline to enter the Reason Video Prize competition has been extended to August 15, 2015.]

Entry is free, easy, and quick. Go to to check out the rules, past winners, and online entry forms.

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Below is the "The Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity," which took home last year's top video award.