The candidate who submits the best essay overall will be awarded an honorary John Locke Institute Junior Fellowship, worth £500.
Winner will receive a prize of £100, and the essays will be published (with the authors' permission) on the Institute website. The prize-giving ceremony will take place in Oxford, at which winners and runners-up will be able to meet the judges and other faculty members of the John Locke Institute. Family, friends and teachers are also welcome, subject to capacity constraints.
Entry is open to students from any country and any school. Candidates must be eighteen years old, or younger, on the date of the submission deadline.
Each essay should address one of the questions within the subject category, and must not exceed 2000 words (not counting diagrams, tables of data, footnotes, bibliography or authorship declaration). Please submit your essay, saved in pdf format, through our website. The title of the pdf attachment should read SURNAME, First Name (e.g. POPHAM, Alexander).