Essay Competition by Bodley Head and Financial Times

Deadline: 29 November 2015
Open to: anyone under 35 years of age from around the world
Prizes: winner-GBP 1000, two runners-up GBP 500, e-publication, mentoring session


The fourth annual Bodley Head and Financial Times Essay Prize aims to discover the world’s best young talent in long-form essay writing. Dynamic, authoritative and lively essays of no more than 3,500 words on a non-fiction topic of your choice are welcomed. It can be journalistic, study, wide-ranging or minutely focused. In keeping with the ethos of both sponsors, it can address any topic – from finance to history, from current affairs to a scientific discovery.


Everyone interested in writing under 35 years of age.


The prize for the winner will be GBP 1,000, an e-publication with Bodley Head, and a mentoring session with the FT/Bodley Head. Two runners-up will each receive GBP 500 and e-publication.

How to apply?

For application, fill out the online application form and submit your piece.

For more information, please visit official web-page.

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