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Hi, in the midst of Covid-19 situations, they are a lot of students who don't know what to do with their free time or personal statements so I compiled a list for both future year 12s and existing yr 12s There are some competitions that yr 13s/ yr 11s can apply for in this list so you can also apply in these too :yes: and you should look at other areas of courses since some can involve your course (e.g. History and Classics). If anyone has any other competitions I have missed, comment below and I might update monthly at the start of each month Also, These are not affiliated to the TSR and they are external competitions.

Remember to read the conditions of each competition! For example, some may tell you only a certain number of students from your school can join so please read all the information given.


Format: Competition Name - Date of Deadline (Open/ Closed/ Not yet Open)
* means schools are involved in this so you may need to ask them to do this


Arts and Humanities


Applicable to more than one course[University of St Andrew] John Stuart Mill Cup (Not offered in this year)
[Reach Cambridge] Scholarship Essay Competition - November (Closed)
Yr 12 NCH Essay Competition - January (Closed)
[New College] Equality and Diversity Essay Competition - March (Closed)
[ISA] Sixth Form Essay Prize - March (Closed)
Girton College Humanities Writing Competition - March (Closed)
[Newham College] The Woolf Essay Prize - March (Closed)
The Minds Underground World Literature Essay Competition - April (Closed)
OMSG Reflection Essay Competition - May 8th (Open)
The Dukes Education Essay Prize - June 1st (Open)
Libra Essay Prize - June 26th (Open)
John Locke Institute Essay Competition - July 15th (Open)
Robinson College Essay Prize – August 14th (Open)

Ancient and Medieval Languages[Newham College] The Modern and Medieval Languages Essay Prize - March (Closed)





ArchaeologyFitzwilliam College Archaeology Essay Competition - April (Closed)





Classics[Newham College] The Classics Essay Prize - March (Closed)
Fitzwilliam College Ancient World and Classics Essay Competition - April (Closed)
St John’s Classic and Ancient History Essay Competition - April (Closed)
[St Hugh’s College] The Mary Renault Prize - July 24th (Open)




English[Newcastle University] Young People’s Poetry Prize]
Queens’ College Estelle Prize for English (Not offered this year)
Gonville & Caius English Challenge (Not offered this year)
The Betty Haigh Shakespeare Prize - September (Closed)
Jane Martin Poetry Prize - February (Closed)
Wicked Young Writers Awards - March (Closed)
Peterhouse Thomas Campion English Prize - April (Closed)
[Christ Church] About Tower Poetry - April 22nd (Closed)
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition - June 30th (Open)
[Victoria University of Wllington] Schools Poetry Award - July 6th (Open)
[Trinity College] Gould Prize for Essay in English Literature - August 1st (Open)
[Manchester Metropolitan University] Manchester Writing Competition - September 18th (Open)




Geography[Royal Geographical Society] David W. Smith Memorial Prize (Not offered in 2020)
[Royal Geographical Society] Young Geographer of the Year (Not yet Open)





History[Historical Association] The Great Debate*
[Newham College] The History Essay Prize - March (Closed)
Peterhouse Vellacott History Prize - March for essay title (Closed); April for the essay (Closed)
[The University of Sheffield] The Department of History Y12/L6 History Essay Prize - April (Closed)
The Minds Underground History Essay Competition - April (Closed)
[Trinity College] Robson History Prize - May (Closed)
Gonville & Caius History Essay Challenge - June 5th (Open)
[Historical Association] Young Historian Awards - July 20th (Open)
[St Hugh’s College] The Julia Wood Prize - July 24th (Open)





LinguisticsGonville & Caius Linguistics Challenge - June 5th (Open)
[Trinity College] Linguistics Essay Prize - August 3rd (Open)





Music[Newham College] The Music Essay Prize - March (Closed)





Modern Foreign Languages[OGN] Oxford German Olympiad - March (Closed)
[Newham College] The Modern and Medieval Languages Essay Prize - March (Closed)
[University of Oxford] French Flash Fiction Competition - March (Closed)
[University of Oxford] Spanish Flash Fiction Competition - March (Closed)
[OGN] Oxford German Olympiad Round 2 - April (Closed)
Gonville & Caius Modern Languages Challenge - June 5th (Open)
OGN German Classic Essay Prize (Not yet Open)





Philosophy[The University of Sheffield] Secondary School Philosophy Essay Prize - March (Closed)
The Minds Underground Philosophy Essay Competition - April (Closed)
[Newham College] The Philosophy Essay Prize - May 11th (Open)
[Trinity College] Philosophy Essay Prize - May 31st (Open)
Oriel College] Lloyd Davies Philosophy Prize - June 22nd (Open)
[St Peter’s College] Edgar Jones Philosophy Essay Competition - September (Not yet Open)





Religious StudiesPope John Paul II Award*
Logos Institution Essay Writing Competition - February (Closed)





TheologyLogos Institution Essay Writing Competition - February (Closed)




Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths


Applicable to more than one course[Royal Society of Chemistry] Schools’ Analyst Competition*
Crest Awards Gold
[Reach Cambridge] Scholarship Essay Competition - November (Closed)
The Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge - January/ February (Closed)*
[Royal College of Science Union] Science Challenge - February (Closed)
[New College] Equality and Diversity Essay Competition - March (Closed)
[ISA] Sixth Form Essay Prize - March (Closed)
[Newham College] The Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Essay Prize - March (Closed)
Peterhouse Kelvin Science Prize - April (Closed)
[Hertford College] Unsung Heroes of Science Video Competition - April (Closed)
The Minds Underground Sustainability & Economics Essay Competition - April (Closed)
The Minds Underground Sciences Essay Competition - April (Closed)
[The Oxford Scientist] Schools’ Writing Competition - May (Closed)
Rolls-Royce Schools Prize for Science & technology - May 29th (Open)*
The Dukes Education Essay Prize - June 1st (Open)
Libra Essay Prize - June 26th (Open)
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition - June 30th (Open)
F1 in Schools* (Registration Open)
Robinson College Essay Prize - August 14th (Open)
First Lego League (Not yet Open)
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition (Not yet Open)





Architecture[Fitzwilliam College] Architecture Design Competition - May 11th (Open)





Biological Science[Royal Society of Biology] British Biology Olympiad - February (Closed)*
[Newham College] The Biological Sciences Essay Prize - March (Closed)
Biochemical Society Science Communication Prize - May 28th (Open)
[Royal Society of Biology] Young Photographer of the Year - July 24th (Open)





Chemistry[Cambridge Chemistry Challenge] The Lower Sixth Competition*
[Royal Society of Chemistry] UK Chemistry Olympiad Round One - January* (Closed)
[Royal Society of Chemistry] UK Chemistry Olympiad Round Two - March (Closed)





Computer Science[Newham College] [HM Government] Cyber Discovery (Closed)
The Computer Science Essay Prize - March (Closed)
Teen Tech Awards - April (Closed)





Engineering[Newham College] The Engineering Essay Prize - March (Closed)
[Lucy Cavendish College] Keith Maddocks Engineering & Design Prize - April (Closed)
[The Minds Underground] Engineering Innovation Challenge - April (Closed)
Gonville & Caius Engineering Challenge - June 5th (Open)





Mathematics[Integral Maths] Ritangle - Autumn (Closed)
[UK Mathematics Trust] Intermediate Mathematical Challenge - January (Closed)
[University of Manchester] The Alan Turing Cryptography Competition - January (Closed)
[St Edmund Hall] Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition - March (Closed)
[Newham College] The Philippa Fawcett Mathematics Essay Prize - March (Closed)





Natural SciencesGonville & Caius Natural Sciences Challenge - June 5th (Open)





Physics[British Physics Olympiad] Astrophysics Challenge - September (Closed)*
[British Physics Olympiad] BPhO Round 1 - November (Closed)*
[British Physics Olympiad] BPhO Round 2 - January (Closed)*
[British Physics Olympiad] British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad - January (Closed)*
[British Physics Olympiad] Senior Physics Challenge - February/ March (Closed)*
[British Physics Olympiad] BphO Round 3 - March (Closed)*
[British Physics Olympiad] Experimental Project - June 8th (Open)





Technology[British International Education Association] Competition - June 1st (Open)*




Medical and Healthcare


Applicable to more than one course[Reach Cambridge] Scholarship Essay Competition - November (Closed)
[New College] Equality and Diversity Essay Competition - March (Closed)
OMSG Reflection Essay Competition - May 8th (Open)
The Dukes Education Essay Prize - June 1st (Open)
Libra Essay Prize - June 26th (Open)





MedicineThe Unofficial Guide to Medicine Essay Competition
[Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences] University of Oxford Sixth-form Prize in Medicine - January (Closed)
[Lucy Cavendish College] Cottrell Essay Prize for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine -April (Closed)
The Minds Underground Medicine Essay Competition - April (Closed)
[Medic Mentor] National Essay Competition - August 15th (Open)





Veterinary Medicine[Lucy Cavendish College] Cottrell Essay Prize for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine - April (Closed)




Social Sciences

Applicable for more than one course[Reach Cambridge] Scholarship Essay Competition - November (Closed)
Yr 12 NCH Essay Competition - January (Closed)
[New College] Equality and Diversity Essay Competition - March (Closed)
[Newham College] The Woolf Essay Prize - March (Closed)
[Newham College] The Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Essay Prize - March (Closed)
Lucy Cavendish Essay Prize on contemporary issues - April (Closed)
The Dukes Education Essay Prize - June 1st (Open)
Libra Essay Prize - June 26th (Open)
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition - June 30th (Open)
John Locke Institute Essay Competition - July 15th (Open)
Robinson College Essay Prize - August 14th (Open)
Bank of England and Financial Times School Blog Competition - January (Closed)
[Adam Smith Institute] Young Writer on Liberty Competition (Closed)
The Minds Underground Sustainability & Economics Essay Competition - April (Closed)
The Royal Economic Society’s Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition - July 27th (Open)
[IEA] The Dorian Fisher Memorial Prize - July 24th (Open)
The Economist Open Future Prize - July (Not yet Open)
Marshall Society Essay Competition - August (Not yet Open)
The LSESU Economics Society Essay Competition- August (Not yet Open)
The Richard Kock Breakthrough Prize - September for Registration (Not yet Open); June for Submission (Not yet Open)




Land EconomyFitzwilliam College Land Economy Essay Competition - April (Closed)





Law[The Supreme Court] The Student Writing Competition - October (Closed)
[Corpus Christi College] Peter Cane Legal Reasoning Prize - February (Closed)
[Trinity College] Robert Walker Prize for Essays in Law - April (Closed)
[Jesus College] The Lord Toulson Essay Prize in Law - April (Closed)
The Minds Underground Law Essay Competition - April (Closed)
[Merton College] Law Essay Competition (Not yet Open)





PoliticsThe Minds Underground Politics Essay Competition - April (Closed)
[Trinity College] R.A. Bulter Politics Prize - August 3rd (Open)
[LSE Undergraduate Political Review] Essay Competition - September (Not yet Open)





PsychologyThe Minds Underground Psychology Essay Competition - April (Closed)
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Hi, in the midst of Covid-19 situations, they are a lot of students who don't know what to do with their free time or personal statements so I compiled a list for both future year 12s and existing yr 12s There are some competitions that yr 13s/ yr 11s can apply for in this list so you can also apply in these too :yes: and you should look at other areas of courses since some can involve your course (e.g. History and Classics). If anyone has any other competitions I have missed, comment below and I might update monthly at the start of each month Also, These are not affiliated to the TSR and they are external competitions.

Remember to read the conditions of each competition! For example, some may tell you only a certain number of students from your school can join so please read all the information given.


Format: Competition Name - Date of Deadline (Open/ Closed/ Not yet Open)
* means schools are involved in this so you may need to ask them to do this


Arts and Humanities


Applicable to more than one course[University of St Andrew] John Stuart Mill Cup (Not offered in this year)
[Reach Cambridge] Scholarship Essay Competition – November (Closed)
Yr 12 NCH Essay Competition – January (Closed)
[New College] Equality and Diversity Essay Competition – March (Closed)
[ISA] Sixth Form Essay Prize – March (Closed)
Girton College Humanities Writing Competition – March (Closed)
[Newham College] The Woolf Essay Prize – March (Closed)
The Minds Underground World Literature Essay Competition – April 30th (Open)
OMSG Reflection Essay Competition – May 8th (Open)
The Dukes Education Essay Prize – June 1st (Open)
Libra Essay Prize – June 26th (Open)
John Locke Institute Essay Competition – July 15th (Open)
Robinson College Essay Prize – August (Not yet Open)




Ancient and Medieval Languages[Newham College] The Modern and Medieval Languages Essay Prize – March (Closed)




ArchaeologyFitzwilliam College Archaeology Essay Competition – April 6th (Open)




Classics[Newham College] The Classics Essay Prize – March (Closed)
Fitzwilliam College Ancient World and Classics Essay Competition – April 6th (Open)
St John’s Classic and Ancient History Essay Competition – April 23rd (Open)
[St Hugh’s College] The Mary Renault Prize – July 24th (Open)




English[Newcastle University] Young People’s Poetry Prize
Queens’ College Estelle Prize for English (Not offered this year)
Gonville & Caius English Challenge (Not offered this year)
The Betty Haigh Shakespeare Prize – September (Closed)
Jane Martin Poetry Prize – February (Closed)
Peterhouse Thomas Campion English Prize – April 20th (Open)
[Christ Church] About Tower Poetry – April 22nd (Open)
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition – June 30th (Open)
[Victoria University of Wllington] Schools Poetry Award – July 6th (Open)
[Trinity College] Gould Prize for Essay in English Literature – August 1st (Open)
[Manchester Metropolitan University] Manchester Writing Competition – September 18th (Open)




Geography[Royal Geographical Society] David W. Smith Memorial Prize (Not offered in 2020)
[Royal Geographical Society] Young Geographer of the Year (Not yet Open)




History[Historical Association] The Great Debate*
[Newham College] The History Essay Prize – March (Closed)
Peterhouse Vellacott History Prize – March for essay title (Closed); April 20th for the essay (Open)
[The University of Sheffield] The Department of History Y12/L6 History Essay Prize – April 29th (Open)
The Minds Underground History Essay Competition – April 30th (Open)
[Trinity College] Robson History Prize – May 1st (Open)
Gonville & Caius History Essay Challenge – June 5th (Open)
[Historical Association] Young Historian Awards – July 20th (Open)
[St Hugh’s College] The Julia Wood Prize – July 24th (Open)




LinguisticsGonville & Caius Linguistics Challenge – June 5th (Open)
[Trinity College] Linguistics Essay Prize – August (Not yet Open)




Music[Newham College] The Music Essay Prize – March (Closed)




Modern Foreign Languages[OGN] Oxford German Olympiad – March (Closed)
[Newham College] The Modern and Medieval Languages Essay Prize – March (Closed)
[University of Oxford] French Flash Fiction Competition – March 31st (Open)
[University of Oxford] Spanish Flash Fiction Competition – March 31st (Open)
[OGN] Oxford German Olympiad Round 2 – April 24th (Open)
Gonville & Caius Modern Languages Challenge – June 5th (Open)
OGN German Classic Essay Prize (Not yet Open)




Philosophy[The University of Sheffield] Secondary School Philosophy Essay Prize – March (Closed)
The Minds Underground Philosophy Essay Competition – April 30th (Open)
[Newham College] The Philosophy Essay Prize – May 11th (Open)
[Trinity College] Philosophy Essay Prize – May 31st (Open)
Oriel College] Lloyd Davies Philosophy Prize – June (Not yet Open)
[St Peter’s College] Edgar Jones Philosophy Essay Competition – September (Not yet Open)




Religious StudiesPope John Paul II Award*
Logos Institution Essay Writing Competition – February (Closed)




TheologyLogos Institution Essay Writing Competition – February (Closed)



Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Applicable to more than one course[Royal Society of Chemistry] Schools’ Analyst Competition*
Crest Awards Gold
[Reach Cambridge] Scholarship Essay Competition – November (Closed)
The Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge – January/ February (Closed)*
[Royal College of Science Union] Science Challenge – February (Closed)
[New College] Equality and Diversity Essay Competition – March (Closed)
[ISA] Sixth Form Essay Prize – March (Closed)
[Newham College] The Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Essay Prize – March (Closed)
Peterhouse Kelvin Science Prize – April 20th (Open)
[Hertford College] Unsung Heroes of Science Video Competition – April 24th (Open)
The Minds Underground Sustainability & Economics Essay Competition – April 30th (Open)
The Minds Underground Sciences Essay Competition – April 30th (Open)
[The Oxford Scientist] Schools’ Writing Competition – May 1st (Open)
Rolls-Royce Schools Prize for Science & technology – May 29th (Open)*
The Dukes Education Essay Prize – June 1st (Open)
Libra Essay Prize – June 26th (Open)
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition – June 30th (Open)
F1 in Schools* (Registration Open)
Robinson College Essay Prize – August (Not yet Open)
First Lego League (Not yet Open)
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition (Not yet Open)




Architecture[Fitzwilliam College] Architecture Design Competition – May 11th (Open)




Biological Science[Royal Society of Biology] British Biology Olympiad – February (Closed)*
[Newham College] The Biological Sciences Essay Prize – March (Closed)
Biochemical Society Science Communication Prize – May 28th (Open)
[Royal Society of Biology] Young Photographer of the Year (Not yet Open)




Chemistry[Cambridge Chemistry Challenge] The Lower Sixth Competition*
[Royal Society of Chemistry] UK Chemistry Olympiad Round One – January* (Closed)
[Royal Society of Chemistry] UK Chemistry Olympiad Round Two – March (Closed)




Computer Science[Newham College] [HM Government] Cyber Discovery (Closed)
The Computer Science Essay Prize – March (Closed)
Teen Tech Awards – April 9th (Open)




Engineering[Newham College] The Engineering Essay Prize – March (Closed)
[Lucy Cavendish College] Keith Maddocks Engineering & Design Prize – April 6th (Open)
[The Minds Underground] Engineering Innovation Challenge – April 30th (Open)
Gonville & Caius Engineering Challenge – June 5th (Open)
The James Dyson Award – July 16th (Open)




Mathematics[Integral Maths] Ritangle – Autumn (Closed)
[UK Mathematics Trust] Intermediate Mathematical Challenge – January (Closed)
[University of Manchester] The Alan Turing Cryptography Competition – January (Closed)
[St Edmund Hall] Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition – March (Closed)
[Newham College] The Philippa Fawcett Mathematics Essay Prize – March (Closed)




Natural SciencesGonville & Caius Natural Sciences Challenge




Physics[British Physics Olympiad] Astrophysics Challenge – September (Closed)*
[British Physics Olympiad] BPhO Round 1 – November (Closed)*
[British Physics Olympiad] BPhO Round 2 – January (Closed)*
[British Physics Olympiad] British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad – January (Closed)*
[British Physics Olympiad] Senior Physics Challenge – February/ March (Closed)*
[British Physics Olympiad] BphO Round 3 – March (Closed)*
[British Physics Olympiad] Experimental Project – June 8th (Open)




Technology[British International Education Association] Competition – June 1st (Open)*




Medical and Healthcare

Applicable to more than one course[Reach Cambridge] Scholarship Essay Competition – November (Closed)
[New College] Equality and Diversity Essay Competition – March (Closed)
OMSG Reflection Essay Competition – May 8th (Open)
The Dukes Education Essay Prize – June 1st (Open)
Libra Essay Prize – June 26th (Open)




MedicineThe Unofficial Guide to Medicine Essay Competition
[Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences] University of Oxford Sixth-form Prize in Medicine – January (Closed)
[Lucy Cavendish College] Cottrell Essay Prize for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine – April 6th (Open)
The Minds Underground Medicine Essay Competition – April 30th (Open)
[Medic Mentor] National Essay Competition – August 15th (Open)




Veterinary Medicine[Lucy Cavendish College] Cottrell Essay Prize for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine – April 6th (Open)




Social Sciences

Applicable to more than one course[Reach Cambridge] Scholarship Essay Competition - November (Closed)
Yr 12 NCH Essay Competition - January (Closed)
[New College] Equality and Diversity Essay Competition - March (Closed)
[Newham College] The Woolf Essay Prize - March (Closed)
[Newham College] The Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Essay Prize – March (Closed)
Lucy Cavendish Essay Prize on contemporary issues – April 6th (Open)
The Dukes Education Essay Prize – June 1st (Open)
Libra Essay Prize – June 26th (Open)
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition – June 30th (Open)
John Locke Institute Essay Competition – July 15th (Open)
Robinson College Essay Prize – August (Not yet Open)




EconomicsThe Minds Underground Sustainability & Economics Essay Competition – April 30th (Open)
The Royal Economic Society’s Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition – July 27th (Open)
Marshall Society Essay Competition – August (Not yet Open)




Land EconomyFitzwilliam College Land Economy Essay Competition - April 6th (Open)




Law[The Supreme Court] The Student Writing Competition – October (Closed)
[Corpus Christi College] Peter Cane Legal Reasoning Prize – February (Closed)
[Trinity College] Robert Walker Prize for Essays in Law – April 13th (Open)
[Jesus College] The Lord Toulson Essay Prize in Law – April 29th (Open)
The Minds Underground Law Essay Competition – April 30th (Open)
[Merton College] Law Essay Competition (Not yet Open)




PoliticsThe Minds Underground Politics Essay Competition - April 30th (Open)
[Trinity College] R.A. Bulter Politics Prize - August 3rd (Open)
[LSE Undergraduate Political Review] Essay Competition - September (Not yet Open)




PsychologyThe Minds Underground Psychology Essay Competition – April 30th (Open)
Thanks for this fab thread PetitePanda - I’m sure lots of Year 12s will find this helpful! Thought I’d add a few more competitions for any budding economists on here:

Richard Koch Breakthrough Prize
Wicked Young Writers Awards
NCH Essay Competition
IEA Dorian Fisher Memorial Prize
LSESU essay prize
Cambridge Marshall Society Prize
The Economist Open Future prize
Adam Smith Institute Young Writer on Liberty competition
Bank of England blog competition


Good luck to everyone entering essay competitions! They can be incredibly rewarding and great stuff for personal statements.
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Thanks for this fab thread PetitePanda - I’m sure lots of Year 12s will find this helpful! Thought I’d add a few more competitions for any budding economists on here:

Richard Koch Breakthrough Prize
Wicked Young Writers Awards
NCH Essay Competition
IEA Dorian Fisher Memorial Prize
LSESU essay prize
Cambridge Marshall Society Prize
The Economist Open Future prize
Adam Smith Institute Young Writer on Liberty competition
Bank of England blog competition


Good luck to everyone entering essay competitions! They can be incredibly rewarding and great stuff for personal statements.
PRSOM Thank you so much. I'm glad I can put more things to the economic side - it's very much appreciated.
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PRSOM Thank you so much. I'm glad I can put more things to the economic side - it's very much appreciated.
PRSOM No worries, you’re most welcome, and thanks for your active presence on TSR - I’ve seen you around in quite a few forums now, and you’ve been giving lots of helpful advice, which I’m sure many people appreciate, so thank you! Best of luck with everything.
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PRSOM No worries, you’re most welcome, and thanks for your active presence on TSR - I’ve seen you around in quite a few forums now, and you’ve been giving lots of helpful advice, which I’m sure many people appreciate, so thank you! Best of luck with everything.
Awww thank you this is so wholesome. You too best of luck
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Amazing thread! I've found a few maths ones from that list which look super cool - and I hadn't thought of them before! Thank you so much for setting this up
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Amazing thread! I've found a few maths ones from that list which look super cool - and I hadn't thought of them before! Thank you so much for setting this up
Thank you so much; I'm glad you found some
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Hi jut a question, is the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge still on or is it cancelled due to COVID-19?
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Hi jut a question, is the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge still on or is it cancelled due to COVID-19?
I think Registration is open but I'm not sure how it will work so I suggest contacting your school about it since it involves them. For the residential, it might not happen but it's still far away to know if it is
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I think Registration is open but I'm not sure how it will work so I suggest contacting your school about it since it involves them. For the residential, it might not happen but it's still far away to know if it is
Ok thank you! This list was very helpful and I'd imagine you spent a lot of time on it!
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Ok thank you! This list was very helpful and I'd imagine you spent a lot of time on it!
i'm glad it was. I always wanted to do it but I was lazy and busy to do so and then this lockdown happened and I thought it would be useful for those not knowing to do during this time
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Closed:
The Minds Underground World Literature Essay Competition
Fitzwilliam College Archaeology Essay Competition
Fitzwilliam College Ancient World and Classics Essay Competition
St John’s Classic and Ancient History Essay Competition
Peterhouse Thomas Campion English Prize
About Tower Poetry
Peterhouse Vellacott History Prize
The Department of History Y12/L6 History Essay Prize
The Minds Underground History Essay Competition
Robson History Prize
French Flash Fiction Competition
Spanish Flash Fiction Competition
Oxford German Olympiad Round 2
The Minds Underground Philosophy Essay Competition
Peterhouse Kelvin Science Prize
Unsung Heroes of Science Video Competition
The Minds Underground Sustainability & Economics Essay Competition
The Minds Underground Sciences Essay Competition
Schools’ Writing Competition
Teen Tech Awards
Keith Maddocks Engineering & Design Prize
Engineering Innovation Challenge
Cottrell Essay Prize for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
The Minds Underground Medicine Essay Competition
Lucy Cavendish Essay Prize on contemporary issues
The Minds Underground Sustainability & Economics Essay Competition
Fitzwilliam College Land Economy Essay Competition
Robert Walker Prize for Essays in Law
The Lord Toulson Essay Prize in Law
The Minds Underground Law Essay Competition
The Minds Underground Politics Essay Competition
The Minds Underground Psychology Essay Competition

Open:
[Oriel College] Lloyd Davies Philosophy Prize is now Open (Deadline: June 22nd)
[Royal Society of Biology] Young Photographer of the Year is now Open (Deadline: July 24th)
Linguistics Essay Prize is now Open (Deadline: August 3rd)
Robinson Essay Prize is now Open (Deadline: August 14th)
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Which of these are open to Year 11?
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Which of these are open to Year 11?
Not really sure. I suggest looking at the competitions you are interested in and look at the terms and conditions to see if you can join. If not, you can take note of this competition for next year
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I looked into the James Dyson Award and it seems to be open only for university students and not high school students...
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I looked into the James Dyson Award and it seems to be open only for university students and not high school students...
Thank you so much - that’s a bit surprising to know since my friend plans on entering that competition so he’s so early to want to do it. I’ll change it when I get on my laptop. Your help is appreciated
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OMSG Reflection Essay Competition
The Dukes Education Essay Prize
Gonville & Caius History Essay Challenge
Gonville & Caius Modern Languages Challenge
[Newham College] The Philosophy Essay Prize
[Trinity College] Philosophy Essay Prize
Rolls-Royce Schools Prize for Science & technology
The Dukes Education Essay Prize
[Fitzwilliam College] Architecture Design Competition
Biochemical Society Science Communication Prize
Gonville & Caius Engineering Challenge
Gonville & Caius Natural Sciences Challenge
[British Physics Olympiad] Experimental Project
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Hi, i’m in yr 11 and I would like to participate in things like the SMC, BPho,BBO, C3L6 etc. I dont know much about them. Can you please give me some advice in terms of prep and when to start it as I’ve never participated in them before? Also, shall I wait to start 6th form in September to register for them with my school? Thanks x
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Hi, i’m in yr 11 and I would like to participate in things like the SMC, BPho,BBO, C3L6 etc. I dont know much about them. Can you please give me some advice in terms of prep and when to start it as I’ve never participated in them before? Also, shall I wait to start 6th form in September to register for them with my school? Thanks x
They will ahve the information on their websites. For prep and stuff like that, I recommend you make a new thread of what you can do to prep - tbh my friends relied on the content they learn in AS or A2. Yes wait till you start 6th form because you can only register from your school so ask them about it because you cant do it yourself
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