The International Insolvency Institute (III) is pleased to announce its 2018 Prize in International Insolvency Studies.

The Prize in International Insolvency Studies comprises a Gold Medal Prize for the winning submission as well as a Silver Medal Prize, a Bronze Medal Prize, and several Finalist Prizes. The Prizes are accompanied by an honorarium for the Medal winners. 

The III Prize is awarded for original legal research, commentary or analysis on topics of international insolvency and restructuring significance and on comparative international analysis of domestic insolvency and restructuring issues and developments.

The Prize Competition is open to full and part time undergraduate and graduate students and to practitioners in practice for nine years or less. Entries must not have been published and must be available to be posted on the International Insolvency Institute website.

Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of leading international insolvency academics and practitioners.

Terms and Conditions:

The International Insolvency Institute will award its 2018 Prize in International Insolvency Studies, for outstanding writing, research or analysis in the insolvency field. The terms of the 2018 Prize Competition are as follows:

  • Candidates must be full or part-time undergraduate or graduate students, researchers or practitioners in practice for less than nine years.
  • The article or research must be on an international or comparative insolvency topic and must be submitted in English.
  • Articles or research in preparation for publication are eligible as long as they have not been published by March 31, 2018.
  • Candidates may submit only one contribution whether as author or co-author.
    The Jury may decide not to award the Prize if, in its opinion, no contribution of sufficient quality has been submitted.
  • Entries must be eligible and available to be posted on the III website and published in the Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice (West and Westlaw).

Submission Details:

Medal-winning entries will be considered for publication in the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice (West) and for inclusion in the Westlaw electronic database.

Entries may be of any length but a limit of 20,000 – 30,000 words is preferred. Entries must be received by March 31, 2018.  

All contributions should be sent to the III c/o Shari Bedker at and must be marked as submissions for the III Prize in International Insolvency Studies, 2018.


The Gold Medal Prize will be US $3,000; the Silver Medal Prize will be US $2,000; the Bronze Medal Prize will be US $1,000; and up to 6 Finalist Prizes of US $500 may be awarded.

The Gold Medal winner will be honored at the III’s Eighteenth Annual International Insolvency Conference in New York on September 23-25, 2018. All Medal Winners and Finalists will be invited to attend the Conference and will be provided with complementary Conference registration.

Medal Winners will also be nominated to Class VII of the III NextGen Leadership Program which will convene in New York in September, 2018 during the III’s 2018 Conference.

Important dates:

  • Submission Deadlines- March 31
  • Final decision of the Jury- Before or on April 30
  • Conference Dates- September 23-25


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