Essay contests in Humanities and Social Sciences (Butler Prize, Robson History, etc)

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So I've just submitted my RA Butler Prize entry but have no hopes since I did little preparatory reading and rush through it. However, I'd like to take a shot at Robson History Prize. Have u entered any competition? Would you enter another one? It doesn't matter if it's a History or Philosophy or Politics or Linguistic or etc!! What would you like to study next year?
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(Original post by ceco_moev)
Hi,
So I've just submitted my RA Butler Prize entry but have no hopes since I did little preparatory reading and rush through it. However, I'd like to take a shot at Robson History Prize. Have u entered any competition? Would you enter another one? It doesn't matter if it's a History or Philosophy or Politics or Linguistic or etc!! What would you like to study next year?
Hey, I've litterally just started on doing that. Which question did you answer?
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Hey, I've litterally just started on doing that. Which question did you answer?
Hi! So I' ve done the first one. I really enjoyed it cuz it all comes down to political theory. A friend of mine who I met here on TSR did the one on wars. (he'll probably join us at some point) Which question did you pick?
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Hi! So I' ve done the first one. I really enjoyed it cuz it all comes down to political theory. A friend of mine who I met here on TSR did the one on wars. (he'll probably join us at some point) Which question did you pick?
Ah cool. I picked the one one wars, I won a debate on it a few months ago, so I already have a little background and its an idea that fascinates me.
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I'm doing the war one. How many words did you all reach?
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I'm doing the war one. How many words did you all reach?
Not finished yet. Currently thrashing it out...
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Around 2800. My exam haven't started yet so I had more time to focus on the essay. Dont expect much though. Gosh, why dont they send confirmation emails? Have any of you sent their essays?
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Nope, still working on mine.
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they don't send replies LOL so don't worry. What's your word count so far?
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I reached 3000. You?

And recieved this email yesterday - "Thank you for your entry to the RA Butler Politics Prize. We're looking forward to reading the essays, and will be sending all entrants some feedback on their essays by early July. There were 58 entries this year.

We aim to announce the winners on 26th June.

Yours sincerely

Glen Rangwala

on behalf of the prize panel:

Dr Christopher Bickerton, Queens' College
Mr Vincent Garton, Trinity College
Dr Duncan Kelly, Jesus College
Dr Glen Rangwala, Trinity College
Prof David Runciman, Trinity Hall
Dr Helen Thompson, Clare College"
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Yeah i got that after almost a week of constatnt waiting i've got around 3000 with my bibliography. What other competitions did you know of, apart from that one and the others organised by trinity?

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I haven't seen any others actually. If I do I'll let you know.
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What about those organises by John Locke Institute (I am on my phone so cant provide a link).?

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I haven't seen any others actually. If I do I'll let you know.
Just to notify you that I got a change of mind a couple of weeks ago and will probably apply for PPE rather than Politics and Sociology. It's mainly because of the opportunity to do Philosophy, but also due to my academic interest towards Economics.
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Excited abouT tomorrow?

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Hi everyone I know that this discussion was going 1 year ago but I just read through about the essay competition in John Locke institute about Philosophy and Politics and also the Butler prize one and I'm very fascinating about them!! I have never written any essay longer than 2000 words before so I'd appreciate if you can give me a head start! Thank you so much!
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Hi everyone I know that this discussion was going 1 year ago but I just read through about the essay competition in John Locke institute about Philosophy and Politics and also the Butler prize one and I'm very fascinating about them!! I have never written any essay longer than 2000 words before so I'd appreciate if you can give me a head start! Thank you so much!
Also have a look at the college essay competitions. Eg Peterhouse, Corpus, Trinity, etc

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Also have a look at the college essay competitions. Eg Peterhouse, Corpus, Trinity, etc

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Yes thank you for your suggestion but they don't specialise in Politics and Philosophy thou
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Yes thank you for your suggestion but they don't specialise in Politics and Philosophy thou
http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/essay-prizes/philosophy
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Thank you so much :xx I'll research more on other colleges website also
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