Freedom-loving writers published in print or online have until the end of June to enter the Bastiat Prize. The think-tank, International Policy Network, is accepting entries in the form of print or online articles and blog entries.

The Bastiat Prize was created to celebrate witty and original opinion journalism by those who defend the principles of a free society and the importance of liberty. The total prize fund is $18,000 and there are two competitions, one for journalism and one for online journalism.

The prestigious Bastiat Prize is now in its ninth year and former judges have included Lady Thatcher and the Nobel laureates James Buchanan and the late Milton Friedman. This year’s judges include John Stossel and Matt Ridley.

Submissions must be received on or before 30 June 2010. For more information on how to apply go to: http://www.policynetwork.net/bastiat-2010-announcement