The Marshall Society, the Economics society of the University of Cambridge, holds an annual essay competition. This is an opportunity for all students currently working towards A-levels, the IB or equivalent qualifications to demonstrate their ability to write a convincing and well-structured essay. Emphasis should be placed on sound explanation of economic theory and well-reasoned arguments, drawing on relevant real-world evidence.
Entrants are advised to make their essays as concise as the topic allows: the guideline is 1500 words.
The essays will be judged individually and the shortlist, runners up, and winner will be announced in September. The author of the winning essay will also receive £50; the two runners up will receive £25 each.
Entries should be submitted via email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org (please ensure that it is attached as either a Microsoft Word or PDF file, and is titled in the format ‘Last Name, First Name’). The email should contain your full name, school, date of birth and a declaration of any assistance you received from teachers or tutors.