2017 Per Capita Young Writers’ Prize

October 26, 2017


Thank you to all those who entered the 2017 Per Capita Young Writers’ Prize.

We had a strong field of entries, from Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland, writing essays on subjects as diverse as mental health and wellness, political education, taxation policy, energy and environment policy.

In 2017, the judging panel decided that there were three equal first prize winners: Benjamin Maltby for his essay Power to Australia: “An Incremental Energy and Environment Policy for Australia”; Andrew Silk for his essay “Adding Positive Economic Incentives to Australia’s Health Policy Toolbox”; Michael Dello-Iacovo for his essay “Effects of Livestock Industry on Climate Change and the Environment”.

These essays were well written and put forward well-constructed arguments on their topics.