Aged under 35? Know something about Asia’s economic and political challenges? Able to offer suggestions on how to deal with them? Keen to do it in less than 800 words?

East Asia Forum, part of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific blogging stable, is running a competition for “emerging scholars”. Selected competition entrants will be flown to Canberra for a round-table discussion in July 2010, and the best entries will also receive prize money.

All of the details are available here. It should go without saying — but this is a terrific opportunity. It would be tremendous to see some high-quality mainland Southeast Asia entries in the mix. Entries close on 2 April 2010.