Hunter Prize Guidelines

Share your bold ideas for a better future

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Entrants must be 40 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2024.
  2. Submissions are limited to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and individuals on refugee, student, or work visas.
  3. Canadian citizens living abroad can apply.
  4. Entries can be made in English or French.

Rules and Expectations

  1. Initial submissions should be 1,500 words or less. Entry directions will be provided on the submission form.
  2. If your initial submission is selected as one of ten finalists, you will be asked to produce a longer-form policy proposal (approximately 2,500-3,000 words) that further develops and refines your idea, including cost estimates, implementation plans, etc. Finalists will also be asked to produce an op-ed style article in support of their proposal to be published at 
  3. Figures and tables cannot be included in the initial submission. However, if selected to be a finalist, figures and tables can be included in the longer-form papers.
  4. Submissions can be co-authored, and the details of all authors should be included in the submission. Any potential winnings will be split among authors.
  5. The Hunter Prize will only accept one submission per author.