IHDP Writing Contest on “Beyond GDP” Open until 31 October


  • 2013•10•09


    The fourth round of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) writing contest is now open for submissions.

    Young scholars are invited to write an article (not to exceed 2,500 words) that addresses a significant issue relating to the “Beyond Gross Domestic Product (GDP)” debate — that is, whether GDP is a sufficient indicator for well-being, or if there is need of a new way to measure how well our governments and economies are working to improve human lives. 

    The contest is open to graduate students, PhD students and postdocs born after 1975. Scholars from developing countries are particularly encouraged to take part. 

    The submission deadline is 31 October (extended from 15 October).

    The top three entries will receive cash prizes (1st place, US$500; 2nd place, $200; 3rd place, $100) and will be published in Dimensions magazine.

    The subject matter may cover political, technological, economic or social aspects, but articles must be written in a language understandable to a non-scientific audience.

    For more information about the contest rules and the entry procedure, as well as background on the topic, see the contest announcement page on the IHDL website.

    Winners will be informed via e-mail toward mid-November 2013 and then announced on the IHDP website and through social media channels.