Journalists, bloggers and writers are invited to enter their work in the 2016 Bastiat Prize for Journalism.
On November 16, Reason Foundation will award $16,000 in prizes to the entrants whose writing best explains and elucidates the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence. First Prize receives $10,000.
The prize is named after Frédéric Bastiat, whose brilliant, witty essays explained, "The solution to the problems of human relationships is to be found in liberty."
Established in 2002 by International Policy Network, the Bastiat Prize is now in its 15th year. Entries will be accepted from June 30 to July 31, 2016. Entries are judged on their originality, wit and elegance, and pertinence to current events. Click here for the entry form.
Previous Bastiat Prize winners include Lane Filler, Ross Clark, Virginia Postrel, Anne Jolis, Tom Easton, Bret Stephens, John Hasnas, A. Barton Hinkle, Amit Varma, Jamie Whyte, Tim Harford, Mary O'Grady, Robert Guest, Brian Carney, Sauvik Chakraverti and Amity Shlaes
Reason Foundation reserves the right to clarify and/or modify these rules as needed. Entrants will be notified of any changes to the rules.
Previous Winners of the Bastiat Prize
Past Bastiat Prize Judges Include: