Thank you for your interest in Peterhouse's Vellacott History Prize, Kelvin Science Prize and Thomas Campion English Prize. The 2019 competition is now closed, thank you for all your entries! Results of the prizes will be sent to all applicants during the week beginning 3rd June 2019.
The Peterhouse Essay Competitions are a great opportunity for Year 12 students to start exploring their subject and getting a taste of university-level research. It runs every year, with questions released in December and the deadline for entries falling at the end of March. Each competition has a prize pool of £750. Instructions for the prize are available on the left hand side of this page as attachments. Please see below for further details.
Instructions for entrants and essay questions are provided for the Kelvin, Thomas Campion and Vellacott prizes on the lefthand side as attachments. There is also an FAQ page for entrants and their teachers, as well as a guide for teachers on how to use our online system to run an internal competition within school and how to approve or modify essays.
If you have any further questions, after reading through the FAQs and the guides to submitting, please get in touch with Ellie Bishop, our Schools Liaison Officer, at email@example.com.