2017 Calibre Essay Prize

Entry has now closed for the eleventh Calibre Essay Prize. Calibre is one of the world’s leading prizes for a new essay of between 3,000 and 7,000 words on any non-fiction subject and it is now worth a total of $7,500. Calibre is open to anyone in the world who is writing in English.

The judges are Sheila Fitzpatrick, Peter Rose (ABR Editor and CEO), and Geordie Williamson.

The first prize is $5,000 with a supplementary prize of $2,500

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Terms and Conditions pages before contacting us with queries about the Calibre Essay Prize.

Click here for more information about past winners or to read their winning essays.

Click here for more information about the 2017 Calibre Essay prize judges.

We gratefully acknowledge the long-standing support of Mr Colin Golvan QC.