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2024 OxBright Essay Competition

2024 OxBright Essay Competition

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2024 OxBright Essay Competition

Test your academic skills with the 2024 OxBright Essay Competition. Designed for bright 15-18 year old’s, the competition will challenge you to go beyond the school curriculum and think about the future of your subject.

At OxBright, they are  passionate about empowering you to excel, discover your purpose, and create a meaningful impact in the world. We hold an optimistic view of the future and believe in the tremendous potential of young individuals to seize opportunities. The OxBright Essay Competition offers you the platform to envision the future, transcend the confines of the school curriculum, and explore your subject from a broader perspective. Shortlisted entrants will receive invitations to attend our Online Conferences at no cost, with prestigious prizes awaiting the winners. they are eagerly anticipate reading your submissions! And they ask student about “How does collaboration in [your subject] support social impact and innovation? Discuss how working together is essential when addressing global challenges and creating meaningful change.”

Award Winners for 2024 OxBright Essay Competition

Awards include:

  • Over £100,000 Worth of Academic Prizes available, including a place at their sister’s organisation residential Oxford summer school.
  • Best Essay for each subject category (prize: a place on an OxBright Online Course or Online Internship, worth £995)
  • Highly Commended (for the the top 20% of entries, who will receive a Certificate of Achievement)


  • Architecture
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Computer Science & Coding
  • Writing & Journalism
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology

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  • Anyone can enter – the only eligibility criteria is that you must be aged between 15-18. You don’t need to have previously joined an OxBright programme in order to take part.
  • They only accept one essay per student in each Essay Competition.
  • They can only accept entries from individuals, and it’s important to make sure that your work is entirely your own.
  • Responses should be written in English.

Evaluation Criteria

They will be assessing essays on the following criteria:

  • Fluency of written English
  • Relevance to the question
  • Coherence
  • Creativity and originality of ideas
  • Use of evidence or examples
  • Relevance to the OxBright Worldview

Application for 2024 OxBright Essay Competition

There are three parts to the essay:

  • Essay title: the title of your essay can be up to 100 characters long, including spaces
  • Essay: your essay can have up to 3,800 characters, including spaces (this is about 500 words). This includes everything you write, like the main text and in-text citations. In-text citations are little notes you put in your essay to show where your information came from. For example, if you quote something from a book by John Smith, you would add (Smith, 2010, p. 50) right after the quote. These citations are part of your word count, so make sure to include them
  • References: as for references, there’s no word limit – you can include as many as you need! These are important for showing where your information came from. Please use the Harvard Referencing Style for your references (you can find how to do this in the guidelines provided here). This won’t count towards your essay character limit, so please list all the sources you used

The entry deadline is 9pm on Sunday 31st March 2024.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline31 March,2024
CountryOpen for all



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