The Philippine government initiated a compulsory arbitration against China by delivering a note verbale to the Chinese embassy in Manila on 22 January 2013. Subsequently on 12 July 2016, the Arbitral Tribunal constituted for the case released a final award favorable to the Philippines, destabilizing and complicating the situation in the South China Sea (SCS). This contest mainly welcomes submissions criticizing the SCS Arbitration.
1. Requirements on Submissions
We welcome submissions either in Chinese or English, which should not be less than 3,500 words (or 5,000 Chinese characters) in length. All submissions should be original, and conform to the academic norms. And they must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before 1 April 2017.
2. Eligible Participants
All college students home and abroad, includingundergraduate and postgraduate students, are eligible to participate in the contest.
3. Review and Selection Process
The editors of COLR will first review each submission to see if it meets the basic requirements listed above. Submissions that meet such requirements will then be sent out for blind peer review by 3~5 experts in the field of the law of the sea. And the award-winning submissions will be decided finally on the basis of external reviews.
One (1) First Place – RMB 3,000, One (1) Second Place – RMB 2,000, and One (1) Third Place – RMB 1,000.
In addition to the certificate of award and cash prize, all winners are admitted to 2017 Summer Program of Marco Polo – ZHENG He Academy for free.
COLR shall have first publication rights to all the submissions awarded in this contest and share the copyright with the contributors.
30 December 2016