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Terms and conditions for the Call for Papers


The following Terms and Conditions / Rules apply to the call for papers for Challenge No.2 (the "Challenge"). By participating in this Call for Papers, you undertake to comply with and abide by these Rules and provide all information required. You understand that any failure to do so will result in disqualification.

About you

  • To qualify to enter the Challenge, you must be aged 18-30 years during the period of the Challenge.

  • You must be enrolled in a PhD programme or currently enrolled as a Master Degree student in a University.

About your paper

  • The paper must be a maximum of 5000 words in length, including footnotes and endnotes, and accompanied by an executive summary not longer than 400 words.

  • The paper must be submitted in English or French (the two official languages of the OECD).

  • The paper must be your own original creation. You may not plagiarise. References must conform to standard academic norms.

  • The paper must not infringe on any third party rights.

  • The paper must not have been written for compensation. Student scholarships are not classified as compensation.

  • The paper must not have already been published previously or submitted for publication elsewhere.

  • The paper should be typed in font size 11 point.

  • If graphs and tables have been used, the source files for the data should be provided.


Qualifying papers will be judged on adherence to the Challenge through their originality, knowledge of the issues, precision, rigorousness, creativity and comprehensiveness. A special Jury will select the winning paper. Challenge No.2 closed on 1 September 2014. The winner will be notified by email on 14 October 2014 and the results will be announced on the OECD website.


The prize

The winning paper from the Challenge will be posted on the OECD website. An overall winning paper will be designated by the Jury and the author (or a nominated representative, if a team effort) will be invited to present the paper at an OECD seminar.

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  1. You must complete and send your paper in PDF format by midnight CET on 1 September 2014 to [email protected], accompanied by a short curriculum vitae and contact information.

  2. By submitting your paper to the OECD, you agree to grant the OECD free of charge the right to use your paper in any manner and media, including without limitation, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate. You also grant the OECD the right to license to others.

  3. You agree to take part in any Challenge publicity that the OECD may reasonably require. In particular, by submitting your paper to the OECD, you grant permission to the OECD to publish your name and surname on the OECD website in case you win the Challenge.

  4. The prize may only be taken as stated and cannot be changed. There will be no cash alternatives.

  5. The OECD does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

  6. You must supply full details as required by the terms of participation. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.

  7. If you are a member of OECD staff (either permanent or temporary, current or former), intern, contractor, sponsor, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing, you may participate, but are not eligible to win.

  8. Only one entry per person is allowed.

  9. As submissions are received, OECD will vet all entries against the criteria stated in those Terms and Conditions / Rules for suitability.

  10. The author of the winning paper(s) (one person per entry if a joint effort) will be contacted to finalise the paper for publication purposes if so required.

  11. The Jury's decision is final in every situation, including any not covered above, and neither the Jury nor the OECD will respond to correspondence requesting them to justify their decision.

  12. If a winning entrant is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, the OECD reserves the right to offer the prize to the next best entry.

  13. OECD reserves the right to not select a winner or winners if entries received are judged to be of insufficient quality.

  14. Any attempt by a participant to influence the result or subvert the Challenge will lead to immediate disqualification.

  15. The OECD reserves the right to modify or cancel the Challenge or any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the Challenge, at any time and for any reason if deemed necessary in its opinion.

  16. You waive all claims against the OECD, its personnel and agents arising out of any oral or written publication or republication of any statement made in connection with the present Call for Papers, your person or your paper entry.

  17. You agree to indemnify and hold the OECD, its personnel and agents, harmless from any third party claims for loss, damage, prejudice, liability or expense suffered as a result of or in any manner in connection with your paper entry, any other of your acts or omissions or any information which you provided.

  18. Your participation in the Challenge, including being selected to receive a prize, in no manner constitutes an endorsement or support by the OECD of your views or aims or of any products or services. You shall not advertise or otherwise claim to have obtained any such endorsement or support. The OECD name and logo are the property of the OECD and should not be used in any manner whatsoever without the prior consent of OECD. The OECD must approve in writing any statement, advertisement, press release or similar communication in any media, relating to your participation in the Call for Papers.






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