Girton runs a competition which is open to year twelve with an entry date in March. Their competition is a humanities writing prize rather than a subject-specific essay competition. Last year they were looking for writing inspired by one of six objects from their museum (their website has pictures). They accepted both essays and creative responses. This would be particularly good for anyone applying for a joint honours course who wants to show how inter-disciplinary they can be. Maximum word limit is 1,800 words, though responses (especially creative writing) can be shorter. First prize was £300.
The Part 1 question will be an essay on a given topic. A set of notes on the topic will be provided, and will include three bullet points. Candidates will be asked to select two of the bullet points and to base their essay on those two points . They should not attempt to discuss more than two of the points, as this will lead to the essay being less developed than required. Candidates will also be asked to explain which of the two points is more important in a given respect, and to give reasons for their opinion.
Candidates will be given three short opinions related to the bullet points. They may, if they wish, use these to help develop their essay, but they should do so in their own words, as far as possible .
The GoJIL invites you to actively take part in the illumination of the concept and/or reflect on its implementation on the international level.
The deadline for your submission is 30th November 2016 . The maximal word count is 5000 words (excluding footnotes). The winning submission will be published in one of the upcoming GoJIL issues. If you would like to write an article or should you happen to already be working on the subject, send in your essay!