The Fabians are emulating the CIS (I think) in establishing a essay competition for young people. The details are overleaf and if you win from the competition after finding out about it here we’ll throw in an additional prize. A year’s subscription to Troppo (if you win the prize two years running we’ll make it a life membership). And dinner with Ken Parish and Nicholas Gruen when they’re next in the same city (your shout).
Details below the fold. Young Writers Competition for the Race Mathews Award
What are the most important issues facing Australia today?
What practical policy solutions do you have to address those issues?
Can you convince people of your argument in 1,000 words?
* A return airfare with QANTAS to London.
* A living allowance and month-long internship at DEMOS, one of the UK’s
leading think tanks.
* Your article published in The Australian newspaper.
* Julia Gillard, Federal Member for Lalor and Shadow Health Minister
* Warren Mundine, National President of the Australian Labor Party
* Tom Switzer, Opinion Editor at The Australian
* Evan Thornley, National Secretary of the Australian Fabians.
The competition is for all young political thinkers and activists in
Australia aged 18 – 28.
1. Opinion pieces can be on any policy issue facing Australian
progressive politics today.
2. Entries should be no longer than 1,000 words, with no footnotes.
3. Entries will be judged for their originality, fluency of style and
practical solutions to current issues.
To enter please visit www.fabian.org.au/competition