The Andrew Cole International Prize Essay Competition opens its doors for entries from highly creative and innovative individuals for the 2013 Essay Competition. The essay is centred on Topic areas of  Social and Political Philosophy.
In his 2012 book Restoring Human Progress, Professor Rick Szostak (University of Alberta) outlines an interdisciplinary framework for restoring human progress. This framework contains proposals for reforming economics, culture, public policy, art, politics and science. It provides a roadmap for moving forward on ecological, technological, ethical, social and environmental issues.
Entries are sought which critically engage with Professor Szostak’s view concerning how human progress can be restored. Papers can either be sympathetic or critical of Professor Szostak’s view, and they can vary in scope from covering his entire framework to covering just one particular reform proposal.
Worth of Awards

  • The winning essay will receive a prize of £200 and the plan is to publish it in 2014.
  • Essays which are not successful, but that are of a high standard, may also be published with the winning essay.


  • The contest is open to individuals worldwide
  • There is no restrictions on who can enter for the competition

How to Apply

  • There is no lower word limit but there is an upper word limit of 10000 including footnotes excluding refrences
  • Multiple entries are accepted
  • Entries should be in English
  • Submissions should not have previously been published
  • There is no restrictions on who can enter for the competition
  • Entries from two or more authors are acceptable
  • Entries should be sent by email attachment to [email protected]
  • Entries should have the following as subject line ”2013 Prize Essay Contets”
  • The name of the entrant should not be appear in the attachment.

Full details of the competition, and of Restoring Human Progress, can be found here:
Deadline: Submission deadline is Sunday, June 30 2013
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