The Bodley Head/FT Essay Prize Competition 2020

Every year, the Financial Times and The Bodley Head, one of Britain’s leading publishers of non-fiction, team up to find the best young essay-writing talent from around the world. Now in its eighth year, The Bodley Head/FT Essay Prize competition has been the springboard for many exciting writers. This year regular judging panel is joined by the award-winning writer Yiyun Li and leading literary agent Emma Paterson.

The judges are looking for a dynamic, authoritative and lively essay of no more than 3,500 words in English, on any subject.

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Benefits

  • The winner will receive GBP 1,000 cash and an e-publication with The Bodley Head, publication in the FT of their winning essay and a mentoring session with The Bodley Head.
  • Two runners-up will win GBP 300 cash each and an e-publication with The Bodley Head.

Eligibilities

  • This competition is open to anyone aged between 18 and 35 years.
  • The judges are looking for a dynamic, authoritative and lively essay of no more than 3,500 words in English, on any subject.
  • Entrants will own and retain all copyright in their own entry.
  • Entries received after the closing date and/or which are not in accordance with the entry requirements will not be accepted. The Promoter will not be responsible for delayed, undelivered or lost entries.
  • By submitting an entry, you warrant to the Financial Times and the promoter that your post is original to you, does not infringe copyright or any other intellectual property right, nor does it distort or violate the privacy rights of any third party, or infringe any other rights. Legal rights, regulations or laws.
  • If the prize is declined or unclaimed by the winner, or if the winner cannot be contacted from the details supplied within 30 business days (Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays) of notification, a replacement winner may be chosen at the Promoter’s discretion and will be notified by the Promoter. The original entry that was chosen will then be disqualified.
Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

Apply through the given link.

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Application Deadline: September 24, 2020

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