The Nine Dots Prize



Published: Friday, 9 October 2020

18 January 2021

Who may enter
The Nine Dots Prize is an international competition, welcoming entrants from across the globe. The only stipulation is that applicants must be 18 years of age or over.

The Prize is sponsored by the Kadas Prize Foundation with support from CRASSH at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Press

Entrants are asked to respond to a question: What does it mean to be young in an ageing world? 

We are looking for innovative thinking, whether this comes from new voices or from experienced authors. The Prize’s heartland is in the analysis of contemporary society and societal challenges, and we welcome responses that draw on all disciplines and cross-discipline thinking. 

Responses must be in English. 

Applications must include three parts:

• A summary response to the set question, which must be no more than 3,000 words in length. Should you win the Prize, you will be required to develop this summary into a short book of between 25,000 and 40,000 words.

• An outline structure of this short book, including provisional chapter headings. This can be up to 1,000 words and will show how you see your response expanding into a complete book and how you would develop your arguments, should you be successful.

• A justification statement, which can be up to 1,000 words, that sets out how you will complete the book in the time given (approx. seven months).

Entry fee
The competition is free to enter.

The Prize winner will receive US$100,000 from the Kadas Prize Foundation - payable in three stages: on announcement of the winner, on delivery of the manuscript to Cambridge University Press and on publication of the book. 

Competition website
For further information visit official website https://ninedotsprize.org/