To enter the Edinlight Essay Prize, students must submit an essay in two parts – arguing persuasively both for and against the proposition: transwomen are women.
The deadline for entries is 14 January 2024, and winners will be announced in April 2024.
Winners and prizes: The first prize is £10,000, with two runners-up prizes of £1,000 and a number of honourable mentions who will each receive £250. To win a prize you need a UK bank account.
Essay structure and formatting: Your submission must begin with the required personal information, followed by your acceptance of the terms and condition. Next must be the 2 sections arguing for and against the proposition, neither part should exceed 2,000 words. We provide a downloadable Essay Template to help you submit your essay in the desired format.
Judging criteria: Entries will be assessed according to the following criteria:
- Persuasiveness of both arguments
- Quality of writing
Admin and communication: Essays must be submitted by the deadline (see below), from your own university email address.
Copyright: You retain copyright in your work, and assign us a licence to use your work.
|1 November 2023||Competition opens|
|14 January 2024||Submission deadline|
|April 2024||Winners announced|
What next? To learn more, read the Guide to Entering.