UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 13TH SEPTEMBER
Every year CSEP hosts its Essay Competition to encourage sixth form students to go beyond their curriculum and explore the fundamental questions society faces today.
This year, we are delighted to announce our annual essay competition which is open to all students starting Year 12 or 13 (or equivalent) in September 2019.
We welcome essays in response to any of the 5 titles listed on the right. When constructing their essays, we strongly encourage students to consider economic theories which are beyond the traditional, Neo-Liberal syllabus of most economics courses and to support their arguments with real-world examples.
Essays should be between 1000 and 2000 words in length (excluding any citations) and entries submitted by 23:59 on September 13th.
This extension will should not prevent you receiving notice of your results before your school's Personal Statement deadline, as we will endeavour to have all judgements made by Monday 16th September.
Please submit your essay via email by following the instructions:
1. Use the subject heading 'CSEP Essay Entry'
2. In your email body please tell us your name and school
3. Save your document under the format 'Your_Name-Question#' (e.g. John_Maynard_Keynes-1)
4. Attach your essay as a PDF
5. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any queries about the competition, please send an email with your question to email@example.com.
Meanwhile, feel free to find out more about the competition on http://www.cambridgepluralism.org/
Best of luck!
Feel free to read about the award-winning essays from last year.
Best Overall Essay
Cameron Tan - On China and democratic capitalism
Rohan Shah - On colonialism and African development
Emma Short - On China and democratic capitalism
Mipham Samten - On economics and US foreign policy
Shyam Prashik Mamtora - On tech giants and anti-trust