Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The Bodley Head/Financial Times Global Essay Contest


BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The Financial Times and The Bodley Head, an imprint of Penguin Random House, are proud to announce their fourth annual essay prize. The Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize aims to discover global young talent in long-form essay writing.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? This competition is open to anyone between 18-35 years old from any part of the world.

RULES AND REGULATIONS: Judges will be looking for a dynamic, authoritative and lively essay of no more than 3,500 words. It can be journalistic, a case study, wide-ranging or minutely focused. In keeping with the ethos of both sponsors, it can address any topic – from finance and current affairs to history and scientific discovery. We aren't looking for a particular subject; we're simply looking for quality writing.
Full rules and regulations can be found here
The winner will receive:
£1000 and an e-publication with The Bodley Head
A mentoring session with The Bodley Head and Financial Times
A subscription to FT.com, and a selection of books from The Bodley Head

Two runners up will win:
£500 each and an e-publication with The Bodley Head
A digital subscription to Weekend FT, and a bag of books from The Bodley Head

HOW TO APPLY: Submissions should be entered online here.

DEADLINE: November 29, 2015

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