CIArb Vietnam Essay Competition

Sep 01, 2020


The Competition is open to any person who, on the deadline for submission, is: (i) a law student, a law graduate or a lawyer from any jurisdiction; and (ii) under 30 years old.


*The participants may choose one (01) topic in the given List of writing topics (attached) to write an essay.

1. Format

  • Be in English.
  • Be no more than 2,000 words (excluding appendices, footnotes, references, table, etc.).
  • Be submitted in Word document format; be typed in Arial font of a font size 12 for the text and of at least size 10 for footnotes; and double spaced.

2. Honesty, Originality & Plagiarism

  • The essay must be the original work of the participant and must not have been previously published in any form. Joint entries are not permitted.
  • By submission of essay, a participant is deemed to consent that the essay may, at the judges’ discretion, be tested for plagiarism.
  • Essays must not contain any information which may identify the author.

3. Free to join

There is no financial charge to participate in the Competition.

4. Submission 

Each entry must be submitted with a separate cover sheet containing the following information:

  • E-mail address and Mobile telephone number;
  • Educational institution, organization or employer of the participant.
  • This cover sheet will be removed before submission to the judging panel.

All entries are submitted online via email to info@viac.org.vn under the subject line “CIArb Vietnam Essay Competition” on or before 9 October, 2020 (“Submission deadline”). Entries will not be accepted by any other means. Entries received after the Submission deadline will not be accepted for consideration.

Each participant may submit only one essay in this Competition and must comply with all Competition rules and deadlines. If any entry is submitted in an incomplete or untimely manner, the submission will not be accepted for consideration in the Competition.

All details of the event are included in the attached Flyer (click here)


*NoteAs a condition of receiving any such prize, each award winner must agree (i) that the organizers shall have the option, but not the obligation, to publish the winner’s article, subject to any editor’s edits, (ii) that the organizers shall include the awarded essay into any publication of the organizers at the organizers’ choice, and (iii) to be responsible for all taxes on such prize.

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