Essay Competition @ Aberystwyth University’s Internet Jurisdiction Symposium; Submit by Aug 1; Prize Money £1,000

Are we doomed to accept a much more territorially segregated internet in which States or regions erect cyber-borders in an effort to uphold their peculiar cultural, political or legal values as well as protect national economic interests? In other words, to what extent is the future of the Internet emerging as one delineated by sub-global political and legal borders and what are the alternatives?


Essays must be written in English and must be between 2,000 and 3,000 words long, including footnotes, preceded by an abstract of no more than 200 words.

Essays may be submitted by anyone who is reading for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree of any University and in any subject; or anyone who graduated in 2014.

Essays must be submitted electronically, using the following the entry form HERE.

Submissions must not have previously been published.

The Prize

The winning essay will be chosen by a jury consisting of three judges. The prize will be presented at the Internet Jurisdiction Symposium, on 10 September 2014.

The prize sum is £1,000, plus a full symposium package (i.e. travel, accommodation, participation).

The winning essay will be considered for publication in the edited collection by the contributors to the Internet Jurisdiction Symposium.

The jury may choose to split the award between the authors of two essays or not to award the prize.

The Closing Date

The closing date for submissions is 1 August 2014.

Full details are HERE.

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