2020 Essay Competition Results
Announcing the 2020 Essay Prize Winners.
The John Locke Institute usually holds its annual essay prize awards dinner in Oxford but due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have been forced to cancel this year's ceremony. Instead, the Institute will run an online academic conference for our essay contestants in November. Details on how to register for this will be sent by email to all contestants. Prize winners should email in order to claim the prize money before December 31st 2020.
If you were shortlisted but didn't receive a prize, you may have been awarded a Commendation for your essay. These results are published below.
Congratulations to all shortlisted contestants for the quality of their submissions!
Ethan Christian Tan, Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore
Winner: Ethan Christian Tan, ACS (Independent), Singapore
Second Prize: Min-Jun Kang, Korea International School, Korea
Third Prize: Ali Haider, Wallington County Grammar School, UK
Winner: Helny Hobbs, Newstead Wood School, UK
Second Prize: Elizabeth Zhu, University of Toronto Schools, Canada
Third Prize: Calvin Xu, Appleby College, Canada
Winner: Raphael Conte, Sir William Borlase's Grammar School, UK
Second Prize: Saskia Poulter, The Tiffin Girls' School, UK
Third Prize: Jaimin Shah, King Edward VI Grammar School, UK
Winner: Tianyi Jia, Princeton High School, USA
Second Prize: Henry Barker, Felsted School, UK
Third Prize: Jessica Na, Interlake High School, USA
Winner: Runan Lin, Georgetown Preparatory School, USA
Second Prize: Christopher Conway, King's College School, UK
Equal Third Prize: Sungjin Park, Wellington College, UK
Megan Cui, Phillips Andover Academy, USA
Winner: Noah Buckle, Watford Grammar School for Boys, UK
Second Prize: Zheng Wei Lim, Raffles Institution, Singapore
Third Prize: Varun Venkatesh, Tanglin Trust School, Singapore
Winner: Sirui Cai, Raffles Institution, Singapore
Second Prize: Junfang Zhang, Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore
Third Prize: Christopher Bong, ARCH Education, Hong Kong
Winner: Jason Hausenloy, UWCSEA East Campus, Singapore
Second Prize: Anna Rantakari, Wellington College, UK
Third Prize: Alexander Fletcher, St Paul's School, UK