The Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize
29th January 2017
Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone between 18-35 years old.
The Financial Times and Bodley Head have launched an international essay writing competition for young writers.
The judges are looking for a dynamic, authoritative and lively essay of no more than 3,500 words. It can be journalistic, a case study, wide-ranging or minutely focused. In keeping with the ethos of both sponsors, it can address any topic – from finance and current affairs to history and scientific discovery.
Each entry must be in English.
There is no fee to enter.
• The winner will receive:
£1,000 and an e-publication with The Bodley Head
A mentoring session with The Bodley Head and Financial Times
A subscription to FT.com, and a selection of books from The Bodley Head
• Two runners up will win:
£500 each and an e-publication with The Bodley Head
A digital subscription to FT Weekend, and a selection of books from The Bodley Head
Please visit www.ft.com/content/68a2e552-a5c0-11e6-8b69-02899e8bd9d1 to learn more about the competition.