$20,000 Bracken Bower Prize Open to Young Business Writers

by September 19, 2017
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The Bracken Bower Prize, presented by the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company, is accepting submissions from young business writers. (Image provided)

The deadline for this year’s Bracken Bower Prize is around the corner. Business writers under age 35 have 10 days to submit their entries for a chance to win £15,000 ($20,220), presented by the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company.

If you have an idea for a business book on the challenges and opportunities of growth, enter you proposal at the contest website by 5 P.M. BST (12 P.M. ET) on September 30, 2017. In addition to the cash prize, finalists will be invited to an awards dinner in New York on November 6, 2017.

The full list of entry guidelines:

  • no longer than 5,000 words
  • essay article with an argument, scope and style of a proposed book
  • a description of the finished work’s structure
  • tackle emerging business themes
  • identify and analyze the trends of the future in business, economics, finance or management
  • focus on the challenges and opportunities of growth
  • examine pressing business challenges in unique ways
  • must be under the age of 35 on November 30, 2017
  • can be a published author
  • the proposal itself must be original & not previously submitted to any publisher
  • entrants can submit a biography
  • co-authored submissions are also welcome

For more information, including a history of the prize, previous winners and a podcast on how to write a book proposal from Financial Times’ Management Editor Andrew Hill, check out the contest page at the Financial Times website.