ICCA-Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez Memorial Prize opens for entries

ICCA is pleased to announce that the first ICCA-Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez Memorial Prize is now officially open for entries.


ICCA established the ICCA-Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez Memorial Prize in early 2019 in memory of former ICCA Governing Board Member Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez, who was an active and beloved member of the arbitration community. The Prize will be awarded biennially by ICCA during its Congress to the individual under 40 who has written the best published work on international arbitration, conciliation or other forms of dispute settlement over the past two years.



The winner of the Prize will receive an invitation to the ICCA Congress to accept the Prize and a small honorarium. The Prize goes towards the recipient’s costs of attending the ICCA Congress, including: (1) a Congress registration fee waiver; (2) economy class travel to the Congress venue; and (3) hotel accommodation during the Congress. The total monetary value of the Prize is ordinarily no more than USD 5,000.



All entries must be in the form of articles, essays, and individually-authored book chapters published in 2018 or 2019. The subject matter must fall within the realm of international arbitration, conciliation or other forms of dispute resolution. Authors must be under the age of 40 years and each author may only submit one entry. All entries must be submitted by 31 December 2019.


Entries must be submitted to the ICCA Bureau via email (prize@arbitration-icca.org) before the deadline. Applicants are kindly requested to provide the following information: name of journal and date of publication; full name; nationality; place of residence; gender (male, female or prefer not to specify); proof of age; and contact details.


Before submitting an entry, please review the Prize’s full terms and conditions, available here.



After the final submission date, all entries will be reviewed by a Young ICCA Special Committee. The Young ICCA Special Committee will create a shortlist of 5-10 entries, from which the Advisory Board will select the final winner.


Please note: Any entrants that are related to ICCA Foundation, Inc. Board Members, ICCA NGO Governing Board Members, Memorial Prize Advisory Board Members, Young ICCA Co-Chairs, Young ICCA Special Committee and any individual involved in the decision-making process will be excluded from consideration.


For more information, please email the Young ICCA Bureau (info@youngicca.org) or consult the Prize Terms and Conditions.