New Statesman and the Webb Memorial Trust Essay Competition

Essay competition run by the New Statesman and the Webb Memorial Trust. First prize: £1,000.

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All interested young people are invited to submit an essay of no more than 2,500 words answering a set question.

The question this year is:

How can growth reduce equality?

The deadline is 2 October 2015. A first prize of £1,000 will be awarded to the winner. The runner-up will receive £500. The results will be announced at anawards reception in London in December (all those whose entries are shortlisted will be invited).

The winning essay will be published prominently in the New Statesman magazine and on our award-winning website at Christmas.

Entrants must be between 18 and 25 years of age.

Please submit your entry to Mike Clark at:

Submitted entries will be judged by a panel to be announced.