The Bennett Prospect Prize for Public Policy is awarded by the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge and is held in partnership with Prospect magazine. The goal is to encourage early career researchers and policy professionals to enter a short essay or film that explores creative solutions to a pressing public policy question of our age.
A high-profile panel of four judges are currently shortlisting the entries for the 2020/21 Prize and will agree upon the finalists including one winner. The winner and finalists will be announced in Spring 2021.
We welcome submissions in the form of a 2,500 word essay or a short film of no more than 10 minutes from any early career researcher or policy professional of any nationality, based anywhere worldwide as long as they can answer the question and meet the following eligibility criteria.
Professor Michael Kenny shares his thoughts on what makes a winning Bennett Prospect Prize entry. Read blog.
Former Bennett Prospect Prize winners share their tips for entering and what they are doing now. Read here