Mar 10, 2019

Newnam College, University of Cambridge: The Engineering Essay Prize

  • Crimson Education
  • United Kingdom
Multiple Competition


Newnham is offering an annual prize for a submission on Engineering, intended to encourage students to think creatively about how some of the scientific knowledge gained at school may be applied in later life, in particular in industry, so as to improve matters (the aim of most engineers). The prize also aims to recognise the achievements of high-calibre students and those who teach them, and also to encourage more girls to study Engineering at University.

The Prize is open to all girls currently in Year 12 (Lower Sixth) at a UK school. The prize may be of particular interest to those studying Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Design and Technology or Economics, but entries are also welcomed from interested students studying any combination of subjects.

There are many angles from which to approach each topic. Good submissions will present a clear argument, be well illustrated where appropriate, and specific examples or cases where possible. Each of the Newnham Essay Prizes has a first prize of £400, a second prize of £200, and third prize of £100.


Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range


Application Deadline

Applications for 2020 are now closed. Dates for 2021 are TBA

Application Process Includes

Entrants should upload their submissions to the webform

The cover sheet should also be uploaded to this webform. Please ensure that a school/college representative has completed the appropriate section. Entries will not be valid without this information.

For any queries, please contact Sophie Parry (Schools Liaison & Outreach Officer) by email at or by telephone on 01223 330471.