This Award has been discontinued
To honour the memory of Manfred Wörner, the late NATO
Secretary General, and in particular the role he played in transforming
the Alliance at the end of the Cold War, the NATO Allies agreed to create
an annual essay-writing competition : The Junior NATO Manfred Wörner
Essay Award was open to academics, researchers and writers from both NATO
and Partner countries, aged between 20 and 35. A prize of € 5000 was awarded to the individual who submitted the best essay on a topic of
relevance to the Alliance.