The 2007 Chris R. Tame Memorial Prize
£1,000 to be Won
In honour of Dr Chris R. Tame (1949-2006), The PROMIS Unit of Primary Care has established a yearly prize of £1,000 for an essay on a subject to be announced by Dr Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance.
By the 1st October 2007, contestants are invited to submit
essays to Dr Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance.
Essay Title: "Does Britain Need a Libertarian Party?"
Essay Length: 2,000 words excluding notes
Ever since it assumed its present form in the 1970s, the Libertarian Alliance has been opposed to the idea of a British Libertarian Party. We said it was likely to divert libertarians from fighting for liberty to fighting each other. We also said that the time was not right for a specifically libertarian party. Instead, our best hope was to concentrate effort on writing and speaking and generally arguing for the idea of a free society. And we always had at the back of our minds the possibility of capturing the Conservative Party.
Such has been our strategy for over 30 years. But have times altered? Should British libertarians now come together in a single electoral force to take the argument for life, liberty and property directly to the people?
You tell us.
Essays must be submitted in English and typed and in hard copy by sending to The Libertarian Alliance, Suite 35, 2 Lansdowne Row, Mayfair, London W1J 6H, United Kingdom. Files sent through the Internet will not be accepted.
Essays must bear the name and full address of the author, including his e-mail address. The name does not need to be genuine, but work submitted under what Sean Gabb considers an absurd pseudonym may be rejected.
Essays must have been received at the Libertarian address no later than Monday the 1st October 2007.
The winner will be announced on the evening of Saturday the 27th October 2007, at the banquet of the Libertarian Alliance Conference, to be held at the National Liberal Club in London.
The winner will be required to make a ten minute acceptance speech on Saturday the 27th October 2007, at the banquet of the Libertarian Alliance Conference, to be held at the National Liberal Club in London. This speech may be made in person or by pre-recorded video.
The prize will be £1,000, made out to the winner and payable in Sterling by cheque drawn on one of the United Kingdom clearing banks. No other form of payment will be considered.
The winning essay will be published by the Libertarian Alliance. All essays submitted may be published by the Libertarian Alliance.
In all matters of deciding the winner of the Prize and in all associated matters, the decision of Sean Gabb shall be final.
The act of submitting an essay shall constitute full acceptance of these terms
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