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NCH London Year 12 Essay Competition 2019 Rules

  1. The essay competition is offered by New College of the Humanities (the College), based at 19 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HH.
  2. The Competition is open to students who are currently in their penultimate year of secondary education (the equivalent of Y12 in the UK) and who are interested in studying a humanities or social sciences subject at university.
  3. Essays should answer one of the specified questions.
  4. Entrants must register here to participate in the competition
  5. Essays must be of approximately 1,500 words (excluding references and footnotes), typed and in double line spacing, with your full name at the top of each page, and be submitted in Word document or PDF format.
  6. Essays should be submitted on the online form provided in the registration confirmation email.
  7. The essay must be the sole creation and original work of the entrant. The essay must not have been submitted to this or any other essay competition in previous years.
  8. Any form of plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.
  9. An essay may be a reworked piece of the entrant’s coursework or extract of their dissertation, provided that it was originally the sole creation of the entrant.
  10. Shortlisted entries will be approved to warrant that the entrant is eligible for the competition. This will be undertaken by the judges once they have a short list of the best essays.
  11. No person may submit more than one essay for each annual competition.
  12. The award winners grant the College the right to publish or reproduce at any time all or part of the award-winning entries.
  13. The prizes on offer are stated here. Entrants cannot win more than one prize in any one year. The award of all or any of the prizes lies solely within the discretion of the judges. The judges’ decision will be final.
  14. The deadline for the receipt of entries is 23.59 on Thursday 31st January 2019. Please note that late entries cannot be accepted.
  15. All entries will be acknowledged. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to provide feedback on unsuccessful entries.
  16. Winners are entitled to refer to the achievement on their CV.
  17. It is anticipated that the prize-winners will be announced during mid-July 2019.
  18. The decision of the Master or the Executive Dean of the College on the interpretation of these Rules will be final.