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The Bodley Head / Financial Times Essay Prize
Deadline: Thu 31 May 2018
The Financial Times and The Bodley Head, an imprint of Penguin Random House, are proud to launch their sixth annual essay prize. The prize aims to discover young talent from around the world in long-form essay writing. This competition is open to anyone between 18 and 35 years old.

Judges will be looking for a dynamic, authoritative and lively essay of no more than 3,500 words in English. 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. We aren’t looking for a particular subject; we’re simply looking for writing that brings its subject alive, and turns the reader’s head with its style.

The winner will receive:
• £1000 and an e-publication with The Bodley Head
• Publication of their winning essay in the Financial Times and on FT.com
• 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 Weekend FT, and a bag of books from The Bodley Head

For further information, including full entry details, visit the Penguin website

Closing deadline: Thursday 31 May 2018

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