The deadline for both essay competitions is 5pm on Friday 24th July 2020. Established in 1971, in memory of a St Hugh’s College historian, the Julia Wood Prize is an annual History essay competition open to Sixth Form pupils who have not been in the sixth form of any school or college for a period of more than two years.
Newnham College, Cambridge’s History Essay Prize. May be of particular interest to those studying History, Politics, English Literature, Philosophy or Sociology, but welcomes entries from interested students studying any combination of subjects. Girls only. Deadline gone. Classics St. Hugh’s College, Oxford’s The Mary Renault Prize.
Entering an essay in our competition can build knowledge, and refine skills of argumentation. It also gives students the chance to have their work assessed by experts. All of our essay prizes are judged by senior academics from the University of Oxford.John Locke Essay Competition. Essay competition judged by Oxford university professors with the choice of 3 essays across 7 different subjects: Philosophy, Politics, Economics, History, Psychology, Theology and Law. Deadline: 15th July 2020 Further details here.Robson History Prize The Robson History Prize is an annual competition for Year 12 or Lower 6th students. The Prize was established in 2007 in memory of the historian Robert Robson, who was for many years a Fellow and Tutor at Trinity.
Several colleges and departments of the University of Oxford run competitions which are open to students from schools and colleges.Preparing an entry for one of these competitions is a valuable experience for academically motivated students, so please do encourage your students to enter. There are also some exciting prizes to be won.Read More
The St John’s Classics and Ancient History Essay Competition celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2020, with over 800 students having taken part over the past 10 years. The competition is open to all UK students currently studying in Year 12 or equivalent, whether or not they are studying a Classical or Ancient subject, and gives students of any subjects an opportunity to write an essay on the.Read More
Hello and welcome to the Jesus College Essay Competition page. in association with the University of Oxford's Oxplore platform: the home of 'BIG questions'! This Competition is for Year 8-11 pupils attending a Welsh State school. It runs each year from April - June. Select a link below for full information about this year's competition.Read More
JULIA WOOD HISTORY ESSAY PRIZE. Established in 1971, in memory of a St Hugh’s College alumna, the Julia Wood Prize is an annual History essay competition open to Sixth Form pupils who have not been in the Sixth Form of any school or college for a period of more than two years.Read More
I would strongly recommend you look at essay competitions in related fields. An essay competition from one subject could definitely be worthwhile for someone wanting to study another subject. For example, many history competitions ask questions relevant to politics and other social sciences.Read More
RES Essay Prize 2020 RES Essay Prize. The Review of English Studies is now inviting entries for its 2020 Essay Prize. The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad.The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present.Read More
THE OXFORD SCIENTIST WRITING COMPETITION. Designed for budding Science writers in the UK about to enter into year 11, year 12 or year 13, this prize entails writing a 700 word article on a stated theme. Winners have their work published in The Oxford Science magazine along with other prizes.Read More
Oxford Art Journal Essay Prize for Early Career Researchers. The Oxford Art Journal Essay Prize will re-open for submissions in Autumn 2020.Read an interview with the winner of the 2018 Prize on their research and experience of submitting to the journal here. The annual Oxford Art Journal Essay Prize for Early Career Researchers launched in 2018, to coincide with the journal’s fortieth year.Read More
Essay Prize 2020. The Robinson College Essay Prize is open to all students currently in Year 12 (Lower Sixth, or equivalent) at a UK School. It is designed to give students the opportunity to develop and showcase their independent study and writing skills.Read More
R.A. Butler Politics Prize The R.A. Butler Prize for essays in Politics and International Studies is a competition that can be entered by students in Year 12 or the Lower 6th. Candidates are invited to submit an essay on a topic to be chosen from a list of general questions announced in March each year, and to be submitted in August.Read More