Tutor2u arranges a panel of over 20 Economics teacher judges from across the UK, who meet over two days to read through all of the entries and put together a shortlist of essays for final judging and also a list of highly commended entries from the 2016 competition which are then passed to the Royal Economic Society for the final judging. The RES judging panel in 2017 will be made up of: Andrew Chesher (President, RES), Jonathan Haskel (Imperial College London), Bridget Rosewell (Volterra Partners) and Alvin Birdi (Economics Network and University of Bristol).
The winner of the essay contest will receive a prize of €60,000. A prize of €25,000 will be awarded to the best essay written by an author under the age of 30. A further €15,000 will be awarded to runners-up at the discretion of the panel of judges , which is chaired by Pascal Lamy, a former European Trade Commissioner and ex-director general of the World Trade Organization. Submissions are due by July 31 and the awards will be presented at a dinner ceremony in Brussels in October. The rules and conditions can be found below.