I see that the German Marshall Fund is offering a prize for a 2500 word essay on the future of the transatlantic relationship. Essays must ostensibly be by a joint team of one North American and one European, however defined, both under 30. Registration of entrants by 15 August (ie end of next week), essay deadline is in November. Prize is €2500 each. Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, as we used to say back home.