2019 Essay Competition Results

New College, Oxford. Friday, 20 September 2019.

The John Locke Institute held its annual dinner for this year's essay competition winners in the splendid surroundings of New College, Oxford on the evening of 20 September.

John Locke Institute 2019 Essay Prize Winners.

Grand Prize: Luke Duthie, Germantown Academy, Pennsylvania, US


Winner: Younghoon Seo, Chadwick International School, South Korea

Second Prize: Jiajun Chung, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Singapore

Third Prize: Maximilian Fawcett, St Paul's School, UK


Winner: Nayah Victoria Thu, Oslo International School, Norway

Second Prize: Daniel Craig-McFeely, St Paul's School, UK

Third Prize: Haritha Kumar, Cupertino High School, US




Winner: Luke Duthie, Germantown Academy, US

Second Prize: Janusha Uthayakumar, Woodford County High School for Girls, UK

Third Prize: Harry Toube, City of London School, UK




Winner: Rosie Ashmore, Hagley Roman Catholic High School, UK

Second Prize: Mihira Philip, Sutton Grammar School, UK

Equal Third Prize: George Chadney, The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, UK

                              Clemmie Read, St Paul's Girls' School, UK


Winner: Zikai Zhou, Xiaoshi High School, China

Second Prize: Claire Yoonsuh Kim, Chadwick International School, South Korea

Third Prize: Sophie Kelly, Millfield School, UK


Winner: Elijah Lee, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Singapore

Second Prize: Cindy Xin, Albany High School, US

Third Prize: Andrzej Karpiński, II High School In Poznan, Poland


Winner: Judy Hyojoo Rhee, University Hill Secondary School, Canada

Second Prize: Jonathan Lee, Abingdon School, UK

Third Prize: Alexander Archer, Eton College, UK


Equal First Prize: Ethan Zhu, The King's School, Australia

                            Indigo Lee-Wilson, Ascham School, Australia

Third Prize: Jason Hausenloy, UWC South East Asia East Campus, Singapore



If you were shortlisted but didn't receive a prize, you could still be awarded a Commendation or High Commendation for your essay. These results will be sent to you by email between Wednesday 25th September and Friday 27th September.