Ashbourne’s Literature Essay Competition 2021 – Question Released!

March 19, 2021

The question for this year’s Literature Essay Competition has been released, inspired by the tumultuous year we’ve all had…

QUESTION:

“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Write an essay of no less than 1000 words, (including footnotes and appendices), utilising a relevant literary text of your choice on the theme of isolation and/or community.

The deadline for submission is Friday 18th June 2021.

The competition is open to all students aged between 14 and 18, including non-Ashbourne students. Entrants must not yet have commenced university study.

The prize for first place is £500, so this is certainly not an opportunity to be missed! Those lucky enough to be shortlisted will also receive a cash prize of £50.

You can find out about last year’s winner and their essay here: https://www.ashbournecollege.co.uk/news/english-essay-competition-winner-2020/

For more information as well as terms and conditions for this year’s competition, click here: https://www.ashbournecollege.co.uk/a-level-college-london/a-level-courses/ashbourne-college-english-literature-essay-competition/

We look forward to reading your submission!

 

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