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History Essay Competition - University of Sheffield

The Department of History's essay competition is now open!

The history essay competition is open to Year 12 or Lower Sixth history students from schools and colleges anywhere in the UK.

There is a prize of £100 for the winning essay, and two runners-up essays will receive a prize of £25 each.

The intention behind the prize is:

  • to give History A Level students an opportunity to write about a topic that interests them

  • to encourage them to develop independent study skills

  • to provide schools and colleges with a 'stretch and challenge' exercise for their most talented students

  • to recognise the talents of aspiring history students

Essays must be on topics in our essay question title list.

How to apply:

Deadline for the 2021-22 competition: 5pm, Monday 25 April 2022

  • No more than two applications can be received per school and college, so you should speak to your teacher before submission.

  • To submit your essay, please complete the Google form found here.

  • The Google form will prompt you to submit the essay via a Dropbox link.

  • Please ensure once you've submitted the essay via the Dropbox link, you return to, and complete the Google form to ensure your submission is received by us.

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