Mar 11, 2019

Girton College, University of Cambridge: Humanities Writing Competition.

  • Crimson Education
  • United Kingdom
Multiple Competition


Girton’s Humanities Writing Competition is for students in Year 12 (or equivalent) who have an interest in the Humanities. Students will submit an essay based on one or more objects selected from the College’s small antiquities museum, the Lawrence Room.

This competition is an opportunity for research and writing beyond the curriculum using one or more of the museum objects as your focus. Essays or creative responses (such as dramatic monologues or short stories) are equally welcome. We are looking for the ability to connect different areas of knowledge, to think about details and to communicate clearly.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday, 13th March 2020

Prizes: Up to £200 cash and £200-worth of books from Cambridge University Press, the latter to be shared between the winning entrant/s and their school/s. The prize fund may be divided between winning entrants.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range


Application Deadline

Applications have closed for 2020. Dates for 2021 are TBA

Application Process Includes

Please attach the appropriate cover sheet and send your essay online

For further information on the Humanities Writing Competition,  please email