A 1,000-word essay competition for those interested in issues of identity and culture.
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Entries close at 11.59pm (BST) on Friday 19 April 2024.
What should I write about?
You will be given the question your essay should answer once you have registered. Your entry should be no more than 1,000 words and must be a completely original piece of your own writing.
The Young Anthropologist competition is for people aged 16–18. Applicants should be currently studying at a school or college in the UK. For a full list of entry criteria, please see our terms and conditions.
Once the closing date for submissions has passed, all entries will be read by our judging panel and a shortlist is drawn up. From this shortlist, we will select one winner and two runners-up.
All shortlisted entries will win a small prize. Two runners-up will receive £50 each. The winner of the Young Anthropologist will receive £1,000 and an invitation to an event at Goldsmiths.
Do you need some inspiration on what to write about? Take a look at our previous winners' entries.