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YSIAC Essay Competition 2017

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YSIAC ESSAY COMPETITION 2017

TOPICS
   
• Can or should costs be awarded against third-party funders by an arbitral tribunal, and in what circumstances? Should arbitral tribunals award successful claimants that have received third-party funding the costs of their third-party funding? If so, in what circumstances?

• Is more transparency in international commercial arbitration a good thing?
   
COMPETITION GUIDELINES
   
1. Eligibility
   
  1.1 The Competition is open to any person who, on the deadline for submission, is:
     
   
a) under 40 years old; and
b) a member of the YSIAC1.
   
2. Format
   
  2.1 The participant may choose any one of the above topics.
     
  2.2 Every essay must:
     
   
a) be in English;
b) be under 2,500 words in length (including appendices, footnotes, references, tables, etc.);
c) be submitted in Word document format;
d) be typed using Times New Roman font of a font size of at least 12 for the text and at least 10 for footnotes; and
e) be double spaced.
     
  2.3 The essay must be the original work of the participant, and must not have been previously published in any form. Joint entries are not permitted.
     
  2.4 Only one entry per person is allowed.
     
  2.5 Each essay must be submitted with a separate cover sheet containing the following information:
     
   
a) Name;
b) E-mail address;
c) Mobile telephone number;
d) Educational institution, organisation or employer of the participant; and
e) Total word count (including appendices, footnotes, references, tables, etc.)
     
  2.6 The essay and cover sheet must be submitted as separate documents in the same e-mail. The essay will be assigned a unique identification number, and the cover sheet will be removed before submission to the judging panel.
     
  2.7 Essays must not contain any information which may identify the author.
   
3. Submission
   
  3.1 All essays should be submitted via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
     
  3.2 The deadline for submission is 11.59pm, 24 April 2017 (Singapore time). The deadline may be extended at the discretion of the YSIAC Committee. No entry will be accepted after the deadline.
   
4. Judging
   
  4.1 The entries will be reviewed and shortlisted by the YSIAC Committee. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges including, among others, the President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration.
     
  4.2 All decisions of the YSIAC Committee and judging panel are final, and no appeal or other correspondence will be entertained.
   
5. Evaluation criteria
   
  5.1 Competition entries will be judged on the following criteria (in no particular order) :
     
   
a) originality;
b) critical analysis;
c) clarity;
d) pragmatism;
e) persuasiveness; and
f) succinctness.
   
6. Prizes
   
  6.1 The overall winner will be awarded the following:
     
   
a) cash prize of SGD 3,000; and
b) complimentary Conference pass to the YSIAC Conference 2017.
     
  6.2 The 1st and 2nd Runners-up will be awarded:
     
   
a) The 1st Runner-up : cash prize of SGD 2,000 and complimentary Conference pass to the YSIAC Conference 2017;
b) The 2nd Runner-up : cash prize of SGD 1,000 and complimentary Conference pass to the YSIAC Conference 2017.
     
  6.3 All winners will be acknowledged at the YSIAC Conference 2017 in a prize presentation ceremony.
     
  6.4 All winners of the competition will be selected in advance of the YSIAC Conference 2017 and a notification will be sent to them accordingly.
   
7. Disqualification
   
  7.1 The award of all or any of the prizes lies solely within the discretion of the judging panel, including the right to refuse to award any prize if the panel concludes that no essay of sufficiently high academic quality has been submitted.
     
  7.2 Entries may be disqualified if they do not satisfy any of the requirements set out herein.
   
8. Intellectual property
   
  8.1 By participating in this competition, participants agree to assign exclusive copyright in the work to SIAC. SIAC shall be entitled to, without limitation, publish the essay (or part(s) thereof) on the SIAC or YSIAC website, the YSIAC Newsletter, the Kluwer Arbitration Blog or any other publication (with due acknowledgement to the author), edit the entries for publication and make use of the essay or extracts thereof in its promotional materials (among others), without permission from or further notice to the participant.
     
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1 To join YSIAC, please visit http://www.siac.org.sg/ysiac/about-us/how-to-join-ysiac. Membership of YSIAC is free of charge.
   
   
Please direct any queries or requests for clarification on the above to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The YSIAC Essay Competition 2017 Guidelines may be accessed here.

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