The Prospect Think Tank of the Year Awards were founded in 2001. They are an annual celebration of the important and influential work done by think tanks across the globe. The awards aim to give credit to the most original, influential and rigorous work on the most pressing challenges facing people, governments and businesses.
• Entries are now open
• Entries close at 5pm on 17th May 2013
• The awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Society in London on 25th June 2013
The awards are judged by a cross-party panel looking for evidence of influence on public policy and on the public discourse. The judges will also consider the quality of research and the potential of younger and smaller organisations.
On the panel, Prospect editor Bronwen Maddox will be joined by:
· David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, Conservative MP for Havant, author of The Pinch: How the Baby Boomers Stole Their Children’s Futures
· David Lammy MP, Labour MP for Tottenham, author of Out of the Ashes: Britain After the Riots
· Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University
· Sir Richard Lambert, Chancellor of the University of Warwick, Former Director General of the CBI
· Bill Emmott, author, former editor of the Economist
This year’s prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
• Think Tank of the Year
• Publication of the Year
• UK Think Tank of the Year
• Economic & Financial
• Social Policy
• Energy & the Environment
• International Affairs
• One to Watch
• North American Think Tank of the Year
• European Think Tank of the Year
• Presentation of an award at the ceremony
• Coverage of the awards in Prospect magazine and online
• Electronic rosette for placement on your website
• And last but not least the coveted ‘Think Tank Tank Top’
Entries can be submitted online or by post.
To enter online click here.
To enter by post please click here to download the PDF entry form.
Full terms and conditions of entry can be found here.
You may enter as many categories as you wish within your region. All entrants will be automatically eligible for Global Think Tank of the Year.
There is an administration fee of £50 / €60 / $80 per think tank.
The awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Society in London on the evening of 25th June. You and your colleagues will be sent an invitation closer to the date.
Shell has supported the awards for a number of years. Shell recognises the importance of the role of think tanks in delivering influential and high quality research across a range of topics, especially in the area of energy and climate change.