The 2015 Bracken Bower Prize (£15,000)

The 2015 Bracken Bower Prize (£15,000)

Deadline: September 30, 2015

The 2015 Bracken Bower Prize is open for entries. The Bracken Bower Prize is named after Brendan Bracken who was chairman of the FT from 1945 to 1958 and Marvin Bower, managing director of McKinsey from 1950 to 1967, who were instrumental in laying the foundations for the present day success of the two institutions. This prize honours their legacy but also opens a new chapter by encouraging young writers and researchers to identify and analyse the business trends of the future. A prize of £15,000 will be given for the best business book proposal.The proposed book should aim to provide a compelling and enjoyable insight into future trends in business, economics, finance or management. The judges will favour authors who write with knowledge, creativity, originality and style and whose proposed books promise to break new ground, or examine pressing business challenges in original ways.


  • A prize of £15,000
  • The best proposals will be published on Co-authored entries are welcome.


  • The author must be under 35 on November 17 2015
  • Entrants can be a published author
  • The proposal itself must be original, not previously submitted to a publisher
  • Author submit a biography
  • co-authored submissions are welcomed


  • no longer than 5000 words
  • essay article with the argument,scope and style of the proposed book
  • a description of the finished work’s structure
    for example: a list of chapter headings with a short bullet-point description of each chapter


The content of the book should:

  • tackle emerging business themes
  • identify and analyse the trends of the future in business, economics, finance or management
  • focus on the challenges and opportunities of growth
  • examine pressing business challenges in original ways
 How to Enter
Complete the submit the entry form.

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