Call for entries: History of Parliament Sixth Form Essay Competition 2021

The History of Parliament is running its essay competition for Sixth Form students during the summer term.

Entries are encouraged from Year 11, 12 and 13 students and the winner will receive £100.

The prize will be awarded for the best essay on a subject of the candidate's own choice related to the parliamentary or political history of Britain and Ireland.

The closing date for this competition is 30 July 2021.

Competition rules: 
The competition is open to any student at a UK school or college, preparing to study or currently studying for A levels (years 11, 12 and 13).

Essays must be submitted by a school, and no school should submit more than four essays.

Essays should be of no less than 2000 words and not more than 4000 words. Essays should be typed.

Entries should be sent to our Public Engagement Assistant, Connie Jeffery at

Please send one email per individual entry.

Entries must be received by 30 July 2021.

Judging will be by a panel appointed by the History of Parliament.  Their decision will be final, and no correspondence can be entered into.

There will be one winner, although the judges may make special commendations if they think fit.

Although candidates with essays covering the period before 1832 are encouraged to use the material on the History of Parliament’s website, it's not mandatory.

Students may also find the History of Parliament blog to assist them.

Please enclose the following details with each entry:
The candidate’s name

The candidate’s school and its address, with an email contact for the school, and email contact for the candidate, if they wish to be contacted personally.

The candidate’s age at 30 July 2021

A declaration signed by the teacher saying that the work is all the candidate’s own.

(We regret that entries cannot be individually acknowledged, and will not be returned after the competition.)

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