FQXi has an essay contest on the Nature of Time. http://fqxi.org/community/forum/category/10" There is an internal commission but the winner depends also on the public vote. Here is possible to vote: http://fqxi.org/community/vote" (vote your favourite one!) and it's very nice that there is also the possibility of discuss each text on a forum. In particular I have picked up this one "Forget time" by Carlo Rovelli http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/237" but there are several interesting papers to read! http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/265" Relations between Space-time, Gravity and Consciousness by Amrit Srecko Sorli http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/267" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/264" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/263" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/261" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/259" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/258" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/257" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/250" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/255" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/251" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/250" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/249" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/248" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/245" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/242" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/241" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/240" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/239" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/238" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/264" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/235" http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/234"