Essay Shortlist Revealed

2020 Essay Competition - Shortlist


The John Locke Institute is delighted to announce the shortlisted candidates for the 2020 Essay Prize. We received almost three thousand entries, from eighty different countries. Most of the submissions were of a very high quality, and it took our panel of thirty-five examiners, from Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Harvard and Chicago, two weeks to assess all the entries. 


Due to the UK government’s increased restrictions on meetings and events we will announce the prizewinners and commendations in the first week of October on our website and by email. Thanks for your patience.


Our congratulations to all those whose hard work has created something of which they can be justly proud.