School History Essay Prize 2020-21
September 28, 2020

Entries are invited for a new history essay prize for sixth form students in the United Kingdom. The subject this year is Witold Pilecki, the man who volunteered to go into Auschwitz concentration camp. 

Essays should tell his story concerning Auschwitz and also what he did after his escape up until his death. Please include consideration of what motivated him to risk his life.

The length should be 1,800 to 2,000 words. 

First prize: £1,500.
Second prize: £600.
Third prize: £300.
Each prize will be divided equally between the student and the school.
Up to three entries will be highly commended and the students will receive £50 each.  

The prize is open to year 12 and year 13 students resident in the United Kingdom. It would suit students who want to improve their personal statements in their UCAS forms.

The prizes will be awarded at the Polish Embassy in London by kind permission of His Excellency Arkady Rzegocki. We are also happy to make additional presentations at the schools of the first, second and third if the schools are willing.

The deadline for entries is 12 noon on the January 24th 2021. All essays must be submitted online.

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