This years competition
We launch our fourth cycle with a brand new question and start accepting submissions
We need a 3,000-word response, an outline structure and a justification statement via our submission form
What is the Nine Dots Prize?
The aim of the Prize is to promote, encourage and engage innovative thinking to address problems facing the modern world. The name of the Prize references the nine dots puzzle – a lateral thinking puzzle which can only be solved by thinking outside the box.
The Prize was established in 2016 and is now onto its fourth cycle.
Latest from the Nine Dots Prize
Welcoming our new Board members
As we prepare to launch our fourth cycle, the Nine Dots Prize welcomes four new members to its Board. Together this group of internationally recognised and distinguished academics, authors, journalists and thinkers will help select our next winner. Joining the group are: Associate Professor of Political Science at Howard University, Professor J. Jarpa Dawuni; President […]Read More
Soro Soke cover: Q&A with Cambridge University Press Designer Lauren Downing
Soro Soke: The Young Disruptors of an African Megacity, developed from Trish Lorenz’ 2021/2022 winning entry, is published by Cambridge University Press on 26th May. Designer Lauren Downing describes the process behind the cover for the book, its inspiration and some of the factors the team considered along the way. What was the inspiration behind […]Read More
Q&A with 2021/2022 Nine Dots Prize winner Trish Lorenz
Did you always want to be a journalist? I always loved writing, even as a child. When I was 10 years old, I wrote a small book called ‘On the lives of chickens’ because I was slightly obsessed with our new chickens. I grew up in Australia but went travelling after university and worked all […]Read More