World Federation of
Science Journalists

Bastiat prize for journalism

Three journalists will win prizes through an annual contest inspired by the 19th-century French classical liberal theorist Frédéric Bastiat, a champion of private property, free markets, and limited government.

Now in its seventh year, the annual Bastiat Prize for Journalism, sponsored by the London-based think tank the International Policy Network (IPN), awards published articles that eloquently and wittily explain, promote and defend the principles of the free society, including property rights, free markets, sound science, limited government and the rule of law, according to an IPN press release.

The $15,000 prize fund will be divided among first, second and third place authors.

Submissions in English will be accepted until June 30. Submissions must be in the form of up to three articles totalling no more than 4,500 words, published between July 1, 2007, and June 30, 2008, in recognized news publications. Finalists will be invited to a ceremony in New York in October, where winners will be announced.

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