Brussels, 21 January 2014 – for EPACA members and their staff below the age of 30

The European Public Affairs Consultancies’ Association proudly invites young Public Affairs professionals to participate in the fourth EPACA ESSAY CONTEST 2014.

Following the outstanding success of last years’ competitions, EPACA wishes to continue to promote the Public Affairs profession by recognizing original thought and writing talent. We encourage young Public Affairs professionals to help to shape attitudes both within our profession and outside, by sharing your views and experiences in an essay competition.

The contest

The Theme of this year’s competition is:

“Transition year: EU challenges and the professional Public Affairs consultant”                     

EPACA invites short contributions articulating your thoughts on this relevant theme.

The contributions should be in English and should use a maximum of 300 words.


All young professionals under the age of 30(born on or after 1 January 1984) working for consultancies who are members of EPACA are invited to join the competition.

Deadline to receive contributions

Contributions should be sent to the EPACA Secretariat by e-mail ( by 20 February 2014 at the latest.

The jury

The jury is composed of the members of the EPACA Professional Practice Panel: Lisette Tiddens, John Bowis, Tom Spencer, Alain Perroy, David Coen.

When will the winner be announced?

The winner will be announced at the EPACA Annual General Meeting on 28 March 2014, where we are aiming to have the prize handed over by the keynote speaker.

What is the prize?

The best contributions will be published on the EPACA website and in the EPACA newsletter. On top of this, EPACA will offer the winner a training scholarship of 2000 Euros.