1. Terms and Conditions – By entering this competition you agree to accept and be bound by these terms and conditions.

2. Topic – The topic of the the competition is the future of Greece from an progressive, reform-oriented point of view. The promoter reserves the right to exclude entries that do not treat this topic.

3. Promoter – The promoter’s contact details are:
Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF)
Ave. de Cortenbergh 71
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 282 09 30

For questions about the competition, kindly get in touch with Athanasios Grammenos.

4. Entrants – This competition is open to anyone who has not exceeded the age of 35 (effective date: 30 April 2015). The promoter only accepts one entry per entrant.

5. Jury – The competition will be judged by a jury consisting of five members. They will identify excellent and original essays, short stories or commentaries. The jury ’s decisions will be final and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to their decisions or the competition.

6. Dates – The competition consists of two phases.

In phase I, entrants register via e-mail and submit their article in Greek or in English. Entries to phase I will be accepted until Thursday, 30 April 2015. An jury will select five finalists who will be invited to participate in phase II of the competition. They will be notified by e-mail in the week beginning 30 May 2015.

In phase II, the finalists will be asked to translate their articles into English (if in Greek) or Greek (if in English). They can do so by themselves or ask the FNF to take care of the translation. No costs will arise for the participants.

7. Prize The essays of the five finalists who will be selected by the jury at the end of phase I of the competition will be published in a bilingual publication (Greek and English) only after phase II is completed in a satisfactory manner.

In addition, the winning authors will be awarded a study trip to Washington, DC. This study trip will be organized in cooperation with the FNF’s office in Washington, DC, and will serve as an opportunity to present the authors’ ideas and viewpoints to an American audience.

8. Entry Specifications – Entries can be essays, articles, commentaries and related genres. Each entry must be:

  • in Greek or English;
  • maximum 1.500 words;
  • an original work of which the entrant is the author which has not been previously professionally or commercially published and is not in breach of any third party right;
  • submitted to athens@fnst.org by Thursday, 30 April 2015.

Entrants are advised to retain a copy of entries.

9. Unacceptable Entries – Entries which are illegible or received after the closing date will not be accepted. The promoter will not be responsible for delayed, undelivered or lost entries.

10. Copyright / Ownership – All entries will have to be written by a single author only. Due to the award specifications, collaborations of more than one author cannot be accepted.

The entrant concedes the promoter the right to use his/her work exclusively. This comprises the right to use and publish his work in an appropriate manner.

11. Publication – The entrant grants the promoter all necessary and relevant permissions in relation to the publication of his/her entry. The entrant also agrees to the promoter’s use of his/her name and photograph in relation to publicity material. The promoter reserves the right to edit the entry in respect of the above publication as well as the right not to publish an entry.

12. Privacy – Personal details will only be retained and used by the promoter for the purposes of this competition. Personal details will not be passed on to third parties.

13. Force Majeure– Events may occur which render the completion of the competition impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the promoter. In this case, the promoter may suspend the competition.