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Student Writing Competition

The Groningen Journal of International Law is anticipating your submissions for its Student Writing Competition 2018! This year the competition is open to students across the world.


The article can be on a topic of international law of your choice; but must maintain quality in research and writing, diversity and relevance in order to be considered. If selected, your article will be published in GroJIL Volume 6, Issue 1.


Kindly bear in mind the following guidelines:

  • You must be a registered student at a University or Institution.

  • This includes recent graduates who have obtained their diploma after the 1st of May, 2017.


  • You must submit your article with your allotted number.

  • In order to ensure fairness in judging, participants will have to submit their articles anonymously. As such, each participant will receive their candidate number for participation by adhering to the following procedure:

  • Email board@grojil.org with your interest to submit an article.

  • Get a response back from us with an allotted number.

  • Email board@grojil.org with your article and candidate number (instead of your name.)



  • The article should begin with a short abstract.

  • The article must include footnotes and citations.

  • The expected length of the article is 6,000 to 7,000 words.

  • Including footnotes.

  • Excluding abstract, bibliography or table of contents.


  • Provided your paper satisfies the rest of the criteria, feel free to contribute a paper you have submitted for class/a thesis.

  • The deadline for submission is 15 April, 2017 at 23:59

Student Writing Competition

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