The 2022 Calibre Essay Prize | Worth $7,500

The Calibre Essay Prize is one of the world’s leading prizes for a new essay, and is worth a total of $7,500. ABR will be welcoming entries to the 2022 Calibre Essay Prize on 11 October 2021. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Status: Opening 11 October 2021

First prize: $AU$5,000

Runner-up: $AU$2,500

Judges: To be announced

Past winners

Click the link for more information about past winners and to read their essays.


We gratefully acknowledge the long-standing support of Colin Golvan AM QC, Peter McLennan, and Mary-Ruth Sindrey.