Mar 10, 2019

Newnam College, University of Cambridge: The Woolf Essay Prize

  • Crimson Education
  • United Kingdom
Multiple Competition


This essay  prize may be of particular interest to those studying English Literature, History, Politics, Philosophy or Sociology, but entires are welcomed from interested students studying any combination of subjects.

Entrants are invited to submit a response to any one of the questions set out by the college, which should be between 1,500 and 2,500 words (including footnotes and captions).

All sources must be appropriately acknowledged and cited, and a bibliography – including websites consulted – should be attached (though excluded from the word count). Up to five entries may be submitted per school.

Good essays will present a clear argument using specific examples, but outside of this many different approaches are welcome.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range


Application Deadline

The submission deadline for 2020 has closed. Dates for 2021 are TBA

Application Process Includes

All entries must be submitted online

If you have any questions, please email