What are the Antitrust Writing Awards?

The aim of the Antitrust Writing Awards is to promote competition scholarship and contribute to competition advocacy in the legal and economic fields. The 2024 Antitrust Writing Awards contribute to this achievement by selecting the best antitrust writings published around the world. The Awards consist of:

 “Best Articles”: best academic and business articles written by one or several authors;
 “Best Soft Laws & Studies”: best non-enforcement documents written by competition agencies;
 “Best Student Papers”: best papers written by current and recent Law & Economics students.

The Jury is composed of leading antitrust enforcers, academics, and counsel.

The submission period for the 2024 Antitrust Writing Awards will open on November 1, 2023.


The "Best Articles" selection aims to reward writing, scholarship, originality, practical relevance, and the contribution that articles make to competition advocacy. The classification of articles into the Academic or Business categories is determined as follows:
 Academic articles: long articles accepted for publication, published, or released in print or electronic format in academic peer-reviewed journals, chapters of academic books, university journals, conference papers…;
 Business articles: short articles accepted for publication, published, or released in print or electronic format in professional publications, such as non-peer-reviewed journals, briefs, memoranda, blogs...


Alongside the ICN’s work, it seeks to support international antitrust advocacy by drawing attention to the most meaningful non-enforcement documents published by competition agencies such as guidelines, market studies, white papers, etc. It aims at singling out some of the most interesting administration practices that could be usefully applied more generally.


The "Best Student Papers" selection aims to reward articles written by current and recent Law & Economics students, and thereby recognize the field’s emerging voices.


See full rules here.


The Antitrust Writing Awards results will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on April 9, 2024, on the eve of the ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting, in Washington, D.C.


Concurrences and The George Washington University Law School’s Competition Law Center, are organizing the Antitrust Writing Awards with the support of partners.