Girton College, Cambridge: Year 12 Humanities Writing Competition 2017-2018

Girton College is very excited to launch this year’s Humanities Writing Competition. It is an annual competition for Year 12 (or equivalent) students with an interest in the humanities, and is based around five objects from the College’s small antiquities museum, the Lawrence Room.

This competition is an opportunity for research and writing beyond the curriculum using one or more of the five objects as your focus. Essays or creative responses (such as dramatic monologues or short stories) are equally welcome.

We are looking for the ability to connect different areas of knowledge, to think about details and to communicate clearly. Please see the Girton website ( for further information.

There is a maximum of three entries per school. The deadline for applications is the 16th of March 2018.