Essay Prizes for English

GOULD PRIZE FOR ESSAYS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE (TRINITY)

An annual competition for Year 12 or Lower 6th students, between 1,500 and 2,500 words on a topic to be chosen from the list of questions. Reopens in February of every year.

The Robinson College Essay Prize

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. 

THOMAS CAMPION ENGLISH PRIZE

Open to all students in year 12 or equivalent, regardless of nationality or school country. Essays must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words including footnotes and appendices.

 

THE KEATS-SHELLEY PRIZE

Essayists can explore any aspect of the life or work of the Romantic writers. Poets respond to a theme which changes from one year to the next with their own original poem or essay.

THE YOUNG ROMANTICS PRIZE

Aimed at poets and essayists aged between 16 and 18, entrants are encouraged to respond to the work of the Romantics by writing their own original poem or essay in response to a theme which changes from one year to the next. 

THE DUKES EDUCATION ESSAY PRIZE

The Dukes Education Essay Prize is a nationwide scheme that encourages academic exploration, creativity, and lateral thinking in students in Yrs 11-12. Inspired by the famous past entrance exam for fellows at All Souls College, Oxford, students write an essay in response to a one-word title.