Win £250: Jumpstart Essay Prize

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Be in with a chance of winning the Jumpstart Essay Prize by submitting an article on one of the topics below!

First prize: £250

Second prize: £100

Runners up: we’ll select some of the best entries to publish on the Jumpstart website.

Submit here.

How does it work?

  • Write a short article on one of the below topics. We’d encourage you to choose one aspect of the topic to zoom in on, and include a subtitle in your article to signal what you’re going to talk about.
  • Your article should be between 250-1000 words. The length won’t impact your chances of success – just make sure your writing is clear and your reader feels intrigued, engaged, informed…
  • The competition is open to current students, or anyone who graduated after 1st January 2015.
  • You can only submit one article. By submitting your article, you agree that you’re happy for it to be published on the Jumpstart website, and promoted across our social media.
  • Submit your article here. The deadline for entries is 1st September at midnight GMT.

Who is eligible?

The competition is open to current students, or anyone who graduated after 1st January 2015.

The Topics

  • The Future Of: Food and drink
  • The Future Of: Period care
  • The Future Of: Education
  • The Future Of: Crypto
  • The Future Of: Social media
  • The Future Of: Sustainability
  • The Future Of: The job market 
  • The Future Of: AI
  • The Future Of: Home ownership
  • The Future Of: Travel
  • The Future Of: Fashion manufacturing & production

How do Jumpstart assess the articles?

  • We’re looking for well-written pieces that engage the audience.
  • We’re not looking for anything overly formal, and appreciate fun and friendly writing styles as much as serious ones.
  • We’re looking for interesting or unique perspectives on the world.
  • We’d encourage you to zoom in on a particular aspect of your chosen topic (e.g. you might choose ‘The Future Of: Food’, but only talk about meat alternatives; or you might choose ‘The Future Of: AI’ but only talk about one specific part of AI safety.)
  • Make sure your writing is accessible and understandable (read it out loud to yourself to check that it makes sense).
  • Show us why we should care about the issues you’re addressing – paint a picture of the future, use examples or stories to bring your writing to life.

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