For business people aged 30 or less who have demonstrated a high degree of entrepreneurship, creativity and vision for the future. The judges will be looking to identify an individual who has set up a business that has set and achieved objectives within its business plans. In addition to this, judges will want to see an understanding of the relationship between your own development and the future success of the business.
Not only the future of business, young entrepreneurs are the innovative zest of commerce today. They are the data-literate, socially savvy sharers who create new technologies to render old problems defunct.
The fearless spirit of the young entrepreneur invigorates monopolies with fresh competition, while their acumen as digital pioneers empowers local businesses to adopt global horizons.
Apart from age, there is no specific entry criteria for the Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards. As long as you are an entrepreneur, and your business is registered and operates in the UK, you are free to enter!
The entry deadline for the 2019 Great British Entrepreneur Awards is 2nd August 2019. Any extensions to entry deadlines will be announced via the website, social media and email.
Habitat for Humanity is an international charity housing and shelter charity who offer a variety of programmes and opportunities for young people to get involved with housing humanitarianism.
They run a variety of youth programs which focus on volunteering and fundraising both locally within the and internationally for UK students to join.
Amnesty Youth group are self organised young persons groups affiliated with Amnesty International. These groups are focused on encouraging and engaging high school students in activism, global affairs, world politics and an understanding of human rights. Amnesty's Education and Student team willsupport and develop the youth group network. Every group receives a monthly action pack of everything they need to campaign in their school.
Amnesty will send a monthly pack to the group which contains: A full briefing on Amnesty's campaign for that month including info, actions and resources, A Youth Urgent Action - a case sheet for an individual or group in immediate danger and an action to protect them, Extra resources to download or order such as stickers, postcards, DVDs, stickers, etc, Invitations to events such as the Annual General Meeting.
The UKMT Individual Maths Challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate interest in maths in large numbers of pupils.
The Senior individual challenge is the highest of the three levels and aimed at students in the final years of high school.
The papers contain 25 multiple choice questions. Of these, the first 15 are more accessible whilst the final 10 will provide more food for thought. Gold, silver and bronze certificates are awarded to 60% of participants nationally in the Senior Challenge.
The most successful participants at each level are invited to enter follow-on rounds; Kangaroos (multiple choice questions) or Olympiads requiring full written answers.
The Humanities Writing Competition is run annually for any Year 12 (or equivalent) students with interests in the Humanities. The 2018-19 competition is currently open, and will close on 15 March 2019.
The Humanities Writing Competition is based on five objects from the College’s small antiquities museum.
This competition is an opportunity for research and writing beyond the curriculum using one or more of the six objects as your focus. Essays or creative responses (such as dramatic monologues or short stories) are equally welcome. We are looking for the ability to connect different areas of knowledge, to think about details and to communicate clearly.
The prize-giving ceremony for the 2017-2018 finalists was held on Thursday 26 April, during which six students were welcomed to Girton College to celebrate their achievement.
Peterhouse hold an annual essay competitions for students with a keen interest and high writing calibre in English.
Competitors are advised that the main focus of the essay should not be material previously or currently being studied by the entrant as part of their sixth form studies. The entrant may refer to topics that will be studied in future so long as, at the time of the closing date, the entrant has received no formal tuition on the topic in question. All entries must be verified by a Head of Sixth Form or Head of History confirming that the essay is the entrant’s own work and that the main focus of the essay is not something which they have hitherto studied in the sixth form classroom.
Each competition has a prize pool of £750. Winners will be contacted by post - please make sure your postal address and other contact details are entered correctl
Peterhouse hold an annual History essay competition for students with a keen interest and high calibre of History writing.
The prizes are open to all students in year 12 or equivalent (i.e. in their penultimate year of school and usually aged 16 or 17), regardless of nationality or school country. Essays must be written in English. Please note that essays must be uploaded as pdf documents through our online submission system. All entries must be verified by a teacher and must conform to the guidelines given in terms of length and content, making sure that all citations and quotes are acknowledged using any recognised system. There is a strict limit of two entries per prize per school or college, unless your school requests extra entries before the closing date of the competition. Extra entries are granted at the discretion of the prize co-ordinators and must be arranged in advance by your teacher.
Each competition has a prize pool of £750. Winners will be contacted by post - please make sure your postal address and other contact details are entered correctly!
The deadline for all tasks is 12 noon, Friday 15th March 2019 . The prizegiving ceremony will take place in Oxford in June, and winning entrants will be invited to attend with a guest. Reasonable travel expenses will be covered.
Open to ages 9-18
If you are in Years 7-13, you are invited to enter a very short story to be in with a chance of winning up to £100.
Oxford are looking for a complete story, written in French using NO MORE THAN 100 WORDS.
They are looking for imagination and creativity, as well as your ability to write in French. Your use of French will be considered in the context of your age and year group: in other words, we will not expect younger pupils to compete against older pupils linguistically.
If you are in Years 7-13, you are invited to enter a very short story to be in with a chance of winning up to £100.
Oxford are looking for a complete story, written in Spanish using NO MORE THAN 100 WORDS.
They are looking for imagination and creativity, as well as your ability to write in Spanish. Your use of Spanish will be considered in the context of your age and year group: in other words, we will not expect younger pupils to compete against older pupils linguistically.
There are two categories: Years 7-11 and Years 12-13. A first prize of £100 will be awarded to the winning entry in each category, with runner-up prizes of £25. The winning entries will be published on our website.
The Julia Wood Prize is an annual History essay competition open to Sixth Form pupils who have not been in the Sixth Form of any school or college for a period of more than two years. The Prize, worth up to £500, is offered by the Principal and Fellows of St Hugh’s College for the best historical essay submitted by the closing date
The Julia Wood Prize opens for submissions by the start of February each year; details will be announced on the College website.
The essay must be the entrant’s own work, but there are no restrictions on candidates submitting coursework to the competition.
This essay competition will be appropriate if you are studying any kind of humanities subject, but particularly history. It could also be something that you talk about in your personal statement.
Essays will be judged by current Oxford Classics students.
First prize will be a £100 book voucher, second prize £50 voucher and third £25.
St Hilda's College is hosting a Science Poetry competition as part of SciPo 2019. SciPo, a meeting of Science and Poetry led by our Emeritus Research Fellow Dr Sarah Watkinson , is now in its fourth year.
The competition is open to students aged between 11 and 18 years. Entrants are asked to write a poem on the subject of 'Eating Plants'. The winning poem will be performed at St Hilda's College. The winner will receive a cash prize - £100 (1st), £50 (2nd), £25 (3rd) - and an invitation to read their poem at SciPo, St Hilda's, on 8 June 2019.
The competition is open to teams of students of all ages from secondary schools, or home-schooled groups. Each team must comprise of a maximum of 4 students and must be mentored by a named Science, Maths or Design & Technology teacher from their school, or a home-educator.
To enter, teams must create a 5 minute film that: briefly outlines the Global Goal they have selected; describes their innovative solution; explains the science behind the idea; and illustrates how their idea would address the goal. Guidance on making and editing a film can be found on the competiton webpage.
The World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) is an annual English-language debating tournament for high school-level teams representing different countries. Teams from all over the world gather in a battle of minds, discussing 13 different topics set by an international panel of debate experts. With over 50 different countries regularly participating in the tournament, WSDC is a truly global event. Promoting excellence, creativity and, crucially, critical thinking, WSDC is not only a competition but a forum for the best and the brightest of students.
The tournament lasts for 10 days during which highly competitive debate rounds interchange with social activities and is a unique experience for all competitors. The WSDC normally takes place over the course of ten days.
Each national team competes in eight preliminary debates: four prepared debates (the motion having been announced a few weeks before the start of the tournament) and four impromptu debates (for which teams have one hour to prepare). Once the eight preliminary rounds have been completed, the 16 best teams compete in knock-out debates (known as the Octofinals) culminating in a Grand Final. For each debate, three judges (or more in later rounds) mark each debater on his or her style, content and strategy.
Students on this placement will have the unique opportunity to gain experience in a state-of-the-art UK hospital.
Students are coached on how to deal with emergency situations and will build up to running several simulation emergency situations themselves. It's an exciting and challenging environment supported by the Medical Projects team.
NCH is inviting competition essay entries from students who are currently in their penultimate year of secondary education (Y12 equivalent in the UK).
The selection of essay titles engages across a broad range of humanities and social sciences topics and are looking receiving entries from talented and intellectually curious students who show passion and academic potential in the humanities and social sciences. Entries welcome from students located anywhere in the world.
In this annual competition the Classical Association offers prizes for the best essay submitted by high school students split into 2 age categories. Entries may be submitted either through your school, if there is a participating department, or on an individual basis.
There will be a prize of £50 for the most outstanding entry overall.
Schools are invited to hold an essay competition for their Modern Languages A-level students and to submit one essay for consideration for the Essay Prize. The topic for differs every year and can be interpreted by the student as they will.
Essays should be written in French, German or Spanish, should be no longer than 500 words, and should include a bibliography (not included in the word count).
A prize of a £100 book voucher will be awarded to the best essay, judged by a panel of academics from the Department of Languages and Cultures. There are also two runners up prizes of £25 book vouchers.
The competition is open to all students who are in Year 11, 12, or 13 of secondary education, and medical students.
All entries should be word processed. The maximum word count for entries is 1,500 words, excluding references. Only one entry per person is permitted. Entries to the competition must be unique. The deadline for applications is Friday 8th February 2019.
All entrants will receive a certificate for their participation. One winner will be selected and will receive a winner’s certificate and a copy of all the books in our UGTM series worth over £250.