The judges praised my originality of thought and noted that although they were first complexed as to where I had got my idea from and whether it was correct or not, after reading the essay in its entirety, they were won round due to the strength of my argument and the range of evidence I used. Below you will find the original essay I submitted without the appendix of figures, however, I will include a picture of the object the essay centred around for clarity. Upon seeing the Greek terracotta figurine of a woman with a ball fig. Therefore, in this essay I will discuss the two most probable possibilities and ultimately decide which I deem correct. The determination of the subject is greatly affected, yet not dictated, by whether the figurine is holding a ball or an apple. Another important factor of ascertainment is to establish whether the function of the figurine was a cult idol or simply a decorative ornament.
Our Schools' Competition programme provides academic competitions for school pupils. Prizes are awarded both to the student and their school. Queens' College invites submissions for the Estelle English Prize , which will be awarded to the best essay submitted by a Year 12 Lower Sixth Form student. Entries should answer one of the following three questions, should be no longer than 2, words including footnotes,references, illustration captions, and any other text , and should reach the College's Tutorial Office no later than Friday 12 April The main focus should not be on something that has been or is currently being studied in the classroom or offered as A-level coursework.
The Robinson College Essay Prize has now closed. Winning and highly commended entrants have been alerted and comments on these essays can be found here. If you are interested in entering the competition in the future, please read the below information.
After receiving a record number of entries, the Marshall Society is pleased to announce the results of its essay competition. It has been wonderful to receive so many of your essays and a great pleasure reading them all. For this, the Society thanks all those who entered and wishes you all the best for the future. Congratulations to the author of the winning essay, XinYu Fu, and congratulations to the three runners-up! This year, the essays were so numerous and of such a high standard that we decided to introduce two new awards.