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The Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize Competition

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Held by the Financial Times and The Bodley Head, this competition is open to anyone between the ages 18-35.

The judges are looking for “a dynamic, authoritative and lively essay of no more than 3,500 words in English, on any subject.” The Essays should not have been previously published. The winner will receive a cash prize of £1000 and an e-publication with The Bodley Head and publication in the Financial Times along with a mentoring session with Bodley Head.

Deadline is 24th September 2020. For more information, visit,

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