Enter the Julia Wood history essay writing competition held by St Hugh’s College Oxford

The Julia Wood Prize is a History essay prize for school or college sixth form pupils, awarded by the Principal and Fellows of St Hugh’s College.

The Principal and Fellows of St Hugh’s College offer the Prize, worth up to £500, for the best historical essay submitted by a pupil who, at the closing date, has been in the Sixth Form of any school or college for a period of not more than two years. The winning essay will be published on the College’s website.

Essays should be submitted by the candidate using the form at the bottom of this page. The choice of historical subject is left to candidates. Essays should be between 2000 and 4000 words and submitted as a Microsoft Word document.

Julia Wood Prize 2016: the winner

The joint winners of the 2016 Julia Wood Prize were Oscar Baker, in the Lower Sixth of Alleyn’s School, Dulwich, for an essay on the American Revolution and Samuel Killcross, in the Upper Sixth of Birkenhead Sixth Form College, for an essay comparing the films of Sergei Eisenstein and Andrei Tarkovsky.

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