MSCP Essay Prize

A essay competition with two categories of entrants.

Regretfully, the MSCP has decided to cancel the essay competition due to a lack of interest. We thank those who did contribute entries and would encourage them to pursue the publication of their work in other suitable forums. 

The Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy is pleased to announce the inaugural MSCP Essay Prize.

Two prizes of $2000 will be awarded to the essays which best address the question: What is philosophy today, what is today for philosophy?

The deadline has been extended to June 30 2020 with the winners announced later in 2020.


Entry conditions:

Essays must be original, unpublished and no longer than 8000 words.

Preferred format is 12 point TNR or similar, double spaced.

The essays will be anonymised upon receipt and judged without recourse to names or profiles. No correspondence will be entered into.

There are two categories of entry: Open and Student each attracting a prize of $2000.

Note: For the purposes of the prize Student does NOT include entrants enrolled in a PhD program at the time of the prize deadline. Such entrants must enter the open section.


Judging will consist in two parts:

The MSCP committee will decide a shortlist for each category and these will be judged by a panel of peers consisting of Ray Brassier, Sigi Jottkandt, Alison Ross and Justin Clemens.


Please submit all enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and all entries to the same address.