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NCH London Essay Competition 2021

Enter the NCH Essay Competition. NCH is inviting competition essay entries from students who are currently in their penultimate year of secondary education (Y12 equivalent in England). Selection of essay titles engages across a broad range of humanities and social sciences topics and welcome entries from students located anywhere in the world.

How to enter:

1. Register for the competition – After registering you will be emailed more information

2. Choose one of the essay titles

3. Write your 1,500-word essay

4. Submit your essay via our online form (URL will be emailed to you after you register) by 12:00 pm (Midday) Monday February 1st 2021

Choose your essay title:

Art History: Should the West return cultural artefacts to their former colonial territories?

Creative Writing: It is 2120. There is no longer any such thing as poetry, or poets. What happened?

Data Science: What is the importance of ethics in data science?

Economics: How relevant is economics during a pandemic and in what way might economists make things better?

English: Is literature always a force for good?

History: Will the Covid-19 pandemic change human history?

Law: When, if ever, should one be criminally liable for infecting another person with a disease?

Philosophy: Should robots have rights? Why or why not?

Politics and International Relations: Is democracy experiencing a setback worldwide?

Psychology: Discuss the sources of mental health issues in the modern world

Prizes:

The following prizes will be awarded for each subject:

First place – £1000

Second place – £500

Third place – £250

Mara Brown

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