Dukes Education Essay Prize


The Dukes Education Essay Prize is now closed.

Our panel of experts is reviewing every essay and will announce the winners on June 5th.

All winning and shortlisted essays will be published here, so watch this space!

The Dukes Education Essay Prize is a nationwide scheme that encourages academic exploration, creativity, and lateral thinking in students in Yrs 11-12. Inspired by the famous past entrance exam for fellows at All Souls College, Oxford, students write an essay in response to a one-word title. 

The Prize rewards creativity, lateral approaches, and engagement with a subject beyond the curriculum. It is the perfect opportunity to get a taste of university-style work assignments, and a prize is a great achievement to discuss on a personal statement.

The seven titles for 2019 were... 

Nation - Guilt - Security - Infinity - Energy - Gender - Icon