Participants are required to:
- submit an 800-1000 word article relevant to one of three themes: "Water Security", "Water Economics", or "Transboundary Water Governance"
- be a PhD recipient or PhD candidate under the age of 35.
The top 10 finalists will be offered the opportunity to publish on the Global Water Forum site and in the GWF Discussion Paper Series during September/October 2012.
First prize is US$500; second prize is US$300; third prize is US$200.
Prizes will be judged by leading academics from the Australian National University: Professor Quentin Grafton, Dr Jamie Pittock, and Dr Daniel Connell.
More details are available here.
As a guide, see here and here and here for examples of different types of articles recently published on the Global Water Forum.