The Newnham Music 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 music in its broadest context, while developing their independent study and writing skills. Through exposure to the type of work they might be expected to do at Cambridge, we hope highflying students will be encouraged to consider applying to the University – and hopefully even to Newnham, where women’s history and educational excellence are, of course, central. This prize may be of particular interest to those studying Music or History; but entries are welcomed from interested students studying any combination of subjects.
Each of the Newnham Essay Prizes has a first prize of £400, a second prize of £200, and third prize of £100.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01223 330471.