CFP: Berggruen Prize Essay Competition

Submission deadline: June 30, 2024

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The Berggruen Prize Essay Competition, in the amount of $25,000 USD, is calling for essay submissions in English and Chinese. It is given annually by the Berggruen Institute with the goal to stimulate new thinking and innovative concepts while embracing cross-cultural perspectives across fields, disciplines, and geographies.

Inspired by the pivotal role essays have played in shaping thought and inquiry, we are inviting essays that follow in the tradition of renowned thinkers such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Michel de Montaigne, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Submissions should present novel ideas and be clearly argued in compelling ways for intellectually serious readers. This competition aims to serve as a modern-day platform to broaden the scope of our quest for fresh ideas and new paradigms during unprecedented times. 

Winners will be celebrated at an award ceremony featuring dialogues with esteemed scholars and thinkers. Winning essays will be published in our award-winning magazine Noema, offering insightful perspectives from both East and West to a worldwide audience.

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