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. 


Those essayists who, in the judgment of the examiners, were of sufficient merit to be considered for a subject-category prize, will be invited to an award ceremony this autumn. Details will be published in the last week of August.


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

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