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Essay Contest Israel at 70

Student research essay competition


To mark the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the modern state of Israel, the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies is pleased to announce a research essay competition on the theme of “Israel at 70: Past, Present, and Future”.

The competition is open to students enrolled in a degree program at any post-secondary institution in Montreal.

Submissions must clearly identify the author’s institution and level of study.

The following prizes will be awarded:

  • Best paper by a CEGEP student $300
  • Best paper by an undergraduate student $400
  • Best paper by a graduate student $500

The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018.

Entries must be original work, they must have standard academic citations and they must adhere to the following length requirements:

  • 2000 words for the CEGEP level
  • 3000 words for the undergraduate level
  • 4000 words for the graduate level

The authors of the award-winning papers will be invited to a special event hosted by the Institute to receive their prizes.

Entries must be submitted electronically to: Professor Csaba Nikolenyi, Director of the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies at

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