Coubertin Olympic Awards Competition Open

The Coubertin Olympic Awards Competition, run by the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (CIPC) and the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) with the patronage of HRH The Princess Royal and have been recognised by the Inspire Mark, is launching this year’s calls for submissions. The competition is challenging students to write a research essay on how the Olympic ideals of fairness, integrity and openness can help businesses balance commercial success with their social responsibilities.

The closing date for this year’s competition is 30th June 2010 and all entries will be assessed by a panel of judges before the winners receive £2,000 and the runners up get £1,000. The best essays will also be published by the CIPC and IBE.

The awards will be run every year in the run-up to the London 2012 Games and will be complemented by a series of conferences and debates bringing together prominent individuals from the worlds of academia, sports and business.

To find out more about the awards can be found here and here.