Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) Alternative Voices Short Essay Competition. 2024

Deadline: 3rd of May 2024. 

The 2024 Mixed Migration Center (MMC) Alternative Voices Short Essay Competition is now accepting applications.
The annual flagship report of the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC), the Mixed Migration Review (MMR), attempts to provide a forum for many viewpoints in the migration discussion. For this reason, MMC is holding a short essay competition for young researchers and writers on migration who are based in Asia, Africa, or Latin America. Each of the five winners will get $1,000 USD in addition to having their articles published in the MMR2024 section titled “Alternative Perspectives.”


  • The competition is open to writers from and based in Asian, African and Latin American countries who are 30 years of age or younger.
  • The winning essays will need to offer your perspectives on our key themes: migration in politics and politics in migration, migration narratives and public perceptions on migration. T
  • he focus of your essay should be on your perceptions, ideas and opinions from the perspective of your country of origin about the situation in common destination countries, whether they be within your region, in the Global South or in the Global North.


  • Submit a short abstract of your intended essay via this form before the 3rd of May 2024.
  • Abstracts must be written in English and must not exceed 200 words.
  • Only 1 abstract per applicant is accepted, but co-authorship (multiple authors on one essay) is accepted. However, the prize money is per essay and can only be transferred to 1 person.

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