We are pleased to announce the launch of the UNIDROIT Essay Competition, supported by the International Law Institute (ILI) and facilitated by the UNIDROIT Foundation.

Participants are invited to author an essay in English between 2000 and 3000 words (excluding footnotes and references) examining the use of the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts in practice and their role in the development of the law.

The focus of this essay should be the use of the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts in contract drafting and dispute settlement, as well as their influence on domestic laws and other international instruments, and their possible role in new frontiers of contract law.

The top five essays received will be rewarded in the following manner:

  • 1st Position: 2,500 € + Publication opportunities
  • 2nd Position: 1,500 € + Publication opportunities
  • 3rd Position: 500 € + Publication opportunities
  • 4th and 5th Position: Publication opportunities

The deadline for submission is 11:59pm CEST on 2 April 2024. Please send your entries via email in PDF format to info@unidroitfoundation.org with ‘Essay Competition – [your name]’ in the subject line. Entries should be named ‘Essay Competition – [your name]’.

Each participant is permitted to make one submission. All copyrights to the essays submitted shall be retained by the authors. The UNIDROIT Secretariat shall seek express consent from the authors to publish their manuscripts on UNIDROIT’s platforms. No revisions or alterations to the entry shall be allowed or accepted. Please contact info@unidroitfoundation.org for any questions or concerns.

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