Terms and conditions for entry to the Rybczynski Prize 2017

1. The Rybczynski Prize will be £3000, awarded to the author whose entry is judged the best by the Council.

2. The judges will be looking for high quality writing on an important real world economic issue which merits wide attention among professional economists. The style of the piece should make it accessible and interesting to an economically literate business audience.

3. The Prize will be decided by the SBE Council with assistance from specialist readers where appropriate. The Council’s decision is final. The Council has the right not to award a prize if it judges that no entry is of adequate standard.

4. The winner of the Rybczynski Prize will be published, or republished with accreditation to the original publisher, on the SBE website. A synopsis maybe published in the SBE Newsletter. The SBE reserves the right to publish the short-listed entries at its discretion.

5. The Prize will be awarded at the 2017 SBE Annual Dinner. The author(s) of the final shortlisted entries will be invited to the dinner as guests of the SBE.

6. Entries must be in English and in typed or printed form. Photocopies will be accepted.

7. The preferred length is 3000 words with a maximum length of 4000 words. Charts and tables are welcome but extensive use of algebra or footnotes is discouraged.

8. The work may already be published or be original. Specially written shortened versions of longer works will be considered solely on their own merits.

9. Entries should not have been published before 1 April 2016, i.e. this is a prize for work written and/or published in the months to mid-May 2017.

10. Only one entry per author is accepted. The winner of last year’s Prize will not be eligible this year (but will be in future years).

11. Joint authorship is accepted and the prize will be divided equally.

12. Entries must be received by the SBE by 15 May 2017. They may be sent in one of the following ways:

  • By email to admin@sbe.co.uk
  • By mail (enclosing four hard copies) to SBE, Dean House, Vernham Dean, Andover, SP11 0JZ

The SBE will issue a receipt for each entry. This alone will be taken as proof of entry.

 13. All entries must be accompanied by an entry form. Please click on Download below.

14. Copyright. On entering the competition the author(s) must give the SBE non-exclusive publication rights to the entry submitted including publication by electronic means. The author(s) must also certify that either such publication will not knowingly infringe the copyright of any third party including past or future publishers, or that any third party has agreed to publication by the SBE. The SBE reserves the right to contact any past or future publishers to verify this. When publishing, the SBE will state where the winning entry has been or will be published and acknowledge any waiver of copyright by third parties.

15. The Council reserves the right to waive any of the above rules if it deems appropriate.

16. The Prize is not open to members of the SBE Council or their close relatives.