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New award for outstanding writing on social change

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A new non-fiction writing prize for the Australasia/Oceania Region will recognise a dynamic writer who aims to ignite positive social change through published work on any theme exploring key business and society issues.

The  AU$10,000 Bruce Piasecki and Andrea Masters Award for Business and Society Writing seeks to inspire future generations to become catalysts for a better, more just society. The winner of the award will be announced in September 2022 with an award ceremony to follow.

Applicants must be between 18 and 45 years old and have published at least one work prior to the 31 August application deadline. Submissions can include essays, research papers, books, and articles. Topics must be thematically consistent with positive social impact and business. Themes include, but are not limited to, climate change, racial/gender equality, sustainability, innovation, and new approaches to lessen war and social stresses.

To apply, send your published pieces (link or pdf) and a brief (1 to 2-page) working plan addressing your future writing endeavours and career plans for the next five to 10 years to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (also cc: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you may have.

The award is being offered in collaboration with the Royal Societies of Australia and the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi. 

The award is financed by the Creative Force Foundation started by Bruce Piasecki, the founder of the AHC Group Inc. He is the author of A New Way to Wealth, 2040: A Fable, Doing More with Less, World Inc., and Missing Persons.

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