The winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize that may be presented at an agreed-upon CJS event with approved transportation costs not to exceed $800 to be covered by the Section. At the sole discretion of the editorial board, the winning entry may be selected for publication in Criminal Justice magazine, subject to editing. The Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Please note: the ABA must have the first right of publication of the selected essay.
Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers.
The student articles submitted in a given year that are judged first, second, and third best, provided they are of publishable quality and otherwise meet the criteria of the Competition, will receive cash prizes of $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000, respectively. At the discretion of the editors, they also will be published in the NYSBA NY Business Law Journal, which is sponsored by the Section in cooperation with Albany Law School and is published in the Spring and Fall. Additional cash prizes may be awarded in the discretion of the Section, and the Section reserves the right to award some, all, or none of the prizes, depending on its determination of quality of submissions. Entries that do not qualify for cash prizes may also be considered for publication in the Journal.