The philosophy journal Mind, which was established in 1876 and has long served as a prominent venue for analytic philosophy, and which recently broadened its scope to include a greater variety of philosophy, has established a new essay competition. The journal and its publisher, Oxford University Press (OUP), have announced that the winner will receive a cash prize of £500, £500 worth of OUP books, and publication of his or her essay in Mind.
The subject areas for the competition will change from year to year. The 2017 subject areas are social and political philosophy. The deadline is December 31st, 2017.
As for eligibility, Mind says:
Entrants to the Graduate Prize Essay Competition must have completed their doctorate no more than two years before the closing date. (Entrants can add any non-academic leave taken – maternity, paternity, sickness or care – on to the two years).
Further details here.