FAQs

How are the articles judged?

Articles are reviewed for (a) the rigor of their historical analysis, (b) the quality of their application of historical reasoning to illuminate the present, and (c) their reflection of reasonably neutral politics.

When will weekly winners be announced?

On Tuesdays, the Foundation will announce the winner for the prior week.

For example, on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, the Foundation announced the winner for Week One of the contest (articles published between Saturday, April 18 and Friday, April 24).

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, the Foundation will announce the winner for Week Two (articles published between Saturday, April 25 and Friday, May 1).

Will prizes be awarded every week?

No. The advisory selection committee reserves the right not to recommend a winner for any given week.

Is an article published in March 2020 eligible for the contest?

While articles published prior to April 18, 2020 will not be eligible for weekly prizes, the Foundation will award a $5,000 Grand Prize for the best article or op-ed published between January 1 - June 30, 2020.

What are the dates for Week One of the contest?

Articles published April 18 - April 24, 2020 will be considered for the Week One $1,000 prize.

Articles published April 25 - May 1, 2020 will be considered for the Week Two prize.

Do entries have to be in English?

Yes, all articles and op-eds must be published in English-language publications.

Can one article/op-ed win a weekly prize, the prize for best overall during the contest period, and the Grand Prize?

Yes. A single winner may collect $8,500 ($1,000 weekly prize + $2,500 best overall during the contest period + $5,000 Grand Prize).