Monday, April 25, 2011

Young Economis of the Year Essay Contest, top prize: £1,000

Young Economis of the Year Essay Contest, top prize: £1,000

Deadline: 16 May 2011

The Society launched their Young Economist of the Year competition in 2007, in association with tutor2u. This prestigious essay writing competition invites students currently studying for A Levels and the International Baccalaureate in all subjects to write on a major current problem or topic of concern. The winner of the Young Economist of the Year wins £1,000, with runners-up each receiving £500.

Students are invited to write an essay of between 1,000 to 2,000 words, on a subject set by the President of the Royal Economic Society, calling on key elements of their A Level or International Baccalaureate courses, examples from the world around them and imaginative discussion. Each year's topic for the essay title will be set in the Spring term and advertised through Tutor2U and the RES website.

The 2011 essay competition is now open. The titles chosen by the Royal Economic Society President and judges are:

1. "Is the rise of China good for America and Europe?"
2. "Has recent government policy towards banks reduced the chance of another big financial crisis - or increased it?”
3. "Would a 'fat tax' be an effective policy to counter obesity?"
4. “An NHS free at point of access is unsustainable in the 21st century and an alternative funding model is needed.” Discuss
5. "Should governments go for growth or for happiness?"

Our partners in this competition, Tutor2U, will manage the online applications which must be made by May 16 2011. Direct Link to Online Application Form >>

The winner of the Young Economist of the Year prize will be announced in August each year, with the prize presentation made at the RES Annual Public Lecture in the Autumn. Each school or college who submits one or more entries will receive a certificate of entry.

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