Mar 10, 2019

Newnam College, University of Cambridge: The Philosophy Essay Prize

  • Crimson Education
  • United Kingdom
Multiple Competition


The Newnham Philosophy 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 philosophy and philosophical matters in the broadest sense, while developing their independent study and writing skills.

This prize may be of particular interest to those either currently studying, or considering studying, Philosophy, but we welcome entries 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. Good essays will present a clear argument using specific examples, but beyond this many different approaches are welcome.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range


Application Deadline

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

Application Process Includes

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.