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Competition of the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection for graduates

Dear graduate: do you have a degree in law, economics, administration or management and have defended your master’s thesis on competition or consumer protection? Submit it in a competition of the UOKiK Chairperson! You have time until November 30, 2023 to do so.

The Chairperson of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection is organizing a competition for the best master’s thesis in the area of competition protection for the 15th time and in the area of consumer protection for the 13th time. SPK is a partner in this competition and presents its own awards in it. The winners of the SPK award receive a cash prize of PLN 5,000. It is possible to accumulate the prize of the UOKiK Chairperson and the SPK award, but it also happens that the SPK award is given to other theses than those awarded by the UOKiK Chairperson. In addition, with the permission of the authors, the awarded theses or their excerpts may be posted on the SPK website.

The current edition of the competition is open to submissions of master’s theses written in Polish and defended between October 15, 2022 and October 15, 2023. Theses in the field of competition protection should address issues relating to anticompetitive practices, merger control, state aid, or counteracting the unfair use of contractual advantage in the marketing of agricultural and food products. Theses in the field of consumer protection should deal with practices that violate collective consumers’ interests, abusive contract terms, or unfair market practices.

In selecting the winners of the SPK award, in addition to the substantive quality of the thesis, its creative character and editorial level, we take into account the practical significance of the problem posed and analyzed in the thesis. In the case of the award in the category of competition protection, we additionally take into account the inclusion in the thesis of economic aspects competition law enforcement.

The competition application containing a completed form, a copy of the thesis, a one-page abstract, and a certificate issued by the university authorities confirming the date of defense and the topic of the thesis should be sent to UOKiK by email, electronic mailbox, or post. The deadline for submitting theses is November 30, 2023 at 4:15 pm (date of receipt is decisive). For more information, visit uokik.gov.pl.