Trinity College Cambridge runs several essay competitions for humanities and social sciences students in Year 12. These prizes are a great way to provide motivation and structure for able students who are embarking on their wider reading.
To enter the competition you don’t need to be planning to apply to Cambridge and, it goes without saying, entering one of these prizes would be a very useful addition to a strong personal statement.
The Law Essay title is “What is wrong with bribery? Can it ever be considered to be a normal part of doing business?”, and the closing date is 14 April so students need to get started if they would like to enter.
The cover sheet, along with further details about the prize, can be found here: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=1310.
The Geography Prize question is “Most continental land masses have now been explored and satellite technology has allowed Earth’s surface to be surveyed with incredible precision. Given this, does anything significant remain to be mapped?” and students have a little more time for this one, as the closing date is 30 June. Further details can be found here: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=1323.
For more information about the prizes in English, History, Philosophy, Politics, and Theology and Religious Studies, please refer to:
Gould Prize for Essays in English Literature
Robson History Prize
Prize for Philosophy
R.A. Butler Politics Prize
Prize for Theology and Religious Studies
We hope to see some entries from your students!