The Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize aims to discover young talent from around the world in long-form essay writing, and has led to many new and exciting opportunities for winners and runners-up.
The competition is open to anyone between 18-35 years old who would like their work to be read
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.
- 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
HOW TO ENTER:
Deadline for submissions is January 29 2017 (midnight GMT)