Mar 11, 2019

Peterhouse, University of Cambridge: Thomas Campion English Essay Prize

  • Crimson Education
  • United Kingdom
Multiple Competition


Peterhouse hold an annual essay competitions for students with a keen interest and high writing calibre in English.

Competitors are advised that the main focus of the essay should not be material previously or currently being studied by the entrant as part of their sixth form studies. The entrant may refer to topics that will be studied in future so long as, at the time of the closing date, the entrant has received no formal tuition on the topic in question. All entries must be verified by a Head of Sixth Form or Head of History confirming that the essay is the entrant’s own work and that the main focus of the essay is not something which they have hitherto studied in the sixth form classroom.

Each competition has a prize pool of £750. Winners will be contacted by post - please make sure your postal address and other contact details are entered correctl

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range


Application Deadline

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

Application Process Includes

he deadline is 16:00 GMT Monday 20th April 2020 and the deadline for teacher approval is 16:00 GMT Monday 27th April 2020. If you are entering the Vellacott Prize, you must send the intended title of your essay to by 16:00 GMT Monday 16th March 2020.

Essays which have not been approved by a teacher will not be considered. For this reason, submission by post, fax or email will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances, and only by prior arrangement.