The Calibre Essay Prize is one of the world’s leading prizes for a new essay and it is now worth a total of $10,000. The Calibre Essay Prize, then known as the Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay, was first presented in 2007 to Elisabeth Holdsworth for her essay 'An die Nachgeborenen: For Those Who Come After' as part of a joint initiative between ABR and Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund.
Entries have now opened for the 2024 Calibre Essay Prize.
More information about past winners their winning essays can be found here.
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