Entrants are asked to write 500-750 words, addressing the following question:
Is the recent treatment of Julian Assange and widespread political condemnation of the WikiLeaks websites a reflection of democracy in decline or the legitimate protection of a state’s security interests?
There is a $1,000 cash prize for the winning essay.
The deadline for entries is Friday 18 March.
Multiple submissions are allowed.
Entrants must register a profile on the site to submit entries to the competition.