The Mont Pelerin Society Hayek Essay Contest 2014; Submit by May 31

Why is recognition of human ignorance an important starting point for Hayek? To what degree is human liberty important for the progress of civilization? Can the pretense of knowledge, independent of experience, mislead decision-making?

First prize: $2500 cash award + travel grant*
Second prize: $1500 cash award + travel grant*
Third prize: $1000 cash award + travel grant*

The Hayek Essay Contest is open to all individuals 35 years old or younger. Entrants should write a 5,000 word (maximum) essay. Essays are due on May 31, 2014 and the winners will be announced on July 15, 2014.

Essays must be submitted in English only. Electronic versions should be sent to:

Prizes are given to the top three essays and include a Hayek Fellow cash award plus a travel grant* to our Society’s next General Meeting in Hong Kong August 31-September 5, 2014.

The essays will be judged by an international panel of three senior members of the Society.

*Travel grant includes coach class airfare, registration fee, and most meals. Hotel, food, and other expenses will be the responsibility of the attendee. Please contact us at with additional questions.

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