Comité Maritime International
yCMI ESSAY PRIZE 2022
December 20, 2021
The Comité Maritime International (CMI) invites submissions for the 2022 Young Persons’ Essay Prize for original unpublished writing in the field of maritime law.
Topic for 2022 Essay
The CMI Assembly has decided not to prescribe a topic for the 2022 competition in order to open up the scope of the Essay to accommodate any topic of current relevance to maritime law. Entrants are however encouraged to visit the CMI website on work in progress – which may assist in choosing a suitable topic, as preference may be given in the adjudication process to essays covering topics currently under review by the CMI.
Candidates should be:
- 35 or younger on the closing date for entries (31 March 2022); and
- a member of a CMI-member Maritime Law Association; or
- if not such an MLA member, a person actively engaged in the practice, study or research of maritime law as prescribed in the Prize Rules. This status should be confirmed by a letter from a non-CMI member MLA, university, research institute, law firm or other employer. The letter should accompany the script
Submissions must be received by the CMI Secretariat by March 31, 2022.
Length of Essay
Max 6000 words (including footnotes, but excluding table of contents).
How and Where to Submit
By email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates wishing to submit an essay shall apply to the CMI Secretary-General email@example.com for an anonymous submission code.
Each essay must then be submitted in electronic format anonymously, making use of the code provided. Any author who mentions his/her name in the essay shall be disqualified.
Full Rules and Criteria
Accessible via the CMI website or via this PDF.
An invitation to attend the next CMI international event, in Antwerp from October 19-21, 2022, including travel from your home city, accommodation in Antwerp, CMI conference registration fee and a modest spending allowance. The winner will be invited to present a precis of his/her winning essay to the CMI’s gathering of the world’s leading maritime lawyers. The prize-winning essay will also be published on the CMI website.
This is the maritime world’s most prestigious prize for original writing.
Please note that the Prize Rules lay down strict requirements for timing, supporting documentation, structure, citation and format of entries. All requirements must be met by the closing date for a submission to be considered.
For further information contact Evelien Peeters firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.