Mar 10, 2019

Newnam College, University of Cambridge: The History Essay Prize

  • Crimson Education
  • United Kingdom
Multiple Competition


The Newnham History Essay Prize is open to all girls currently in Year 12 (Lower Sixth) at a UK school. It is designed to give students the opportunity to think and write about history, literature, society and culture, while developing their independent study and writing skills.

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

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.

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 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.