Fitzwilliam runs annual essay competitions in Ancient World/Classics and Land Economy, allowing talented students to explore interests in these subjects beyond the school curriculum.
Please note that the 2015-16 competition has now taken place. Questions for the 2016-17 competitions will be available in early 2017.
Below are the questions for this year's Ancient World/Classics competition:
Submission of essays
Please complete the online submission form below with your personal details. Both competitions require you to complete this form - otherwise we have no way of contacting you if you win! In addition to the submission form you will need to send your essay as a PDF document or by post.
Submitted essays must be typed in English, and every page should be marked with the entrant's name. All entrants must cite sources and secondary literature and provide a list of references at the end of the essay. You will be asked to supply your school or teacher's email address in order to allow the College to verify that the essay submitted is your own work.
Prizes and certificates for competitions will be awarded at a prize-giving ceremonies here at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge during the College Open Day on 22 April.
The prize fund is £300. Certificates of merit may be awarded to runners-up who have impressed the judges. The judges reserve the right not to award prizes if there is no entry of sufficient merit.
Below are the winners of previous essay competitions:
- Classics/Ancient World winners 2011
- Classics/Ancient World winners 2012
- Classics/Ancient World winners 2013
- Classics/Ancient World winners 2014
- Classics/Ancient World winners 2015
- Classics/Ancient World winners 2016