Dukes Education Essay Prize

This year's Essay Prize is now open for entries.

At the heart of Dukes Education is a mission to empower students to achieve excellence through an exceptional and inspiring education.

To this end, the Dukes Education Essay Prize is a nationwide scheme, with the ambition to develop academic creativity and passion among aspirational students. Inspired by an infamous past entrance test for fellows at All Souls’ College, Oxford, we invite students in Years 11 and 12 to write an essay in response to a one-word prompt, chosen from a selection of seven options.

In 2017, students are invited to offer 1,500 words on:

Space - Artificial - Light - Memory - Culture - Hero - Truth

Click here to download and share the poster for 2017's Essay Prize.