Freshers' Essay Competition 2020

Overview of Competition

DUES 2020 Ceteris Paribus Freshers' Essay Competition is organised by Ceteris Paribus, the Economics Journal managed by Durham University Economics Society. This inaugural competition hopes to spark more interest and interdisciplinary perspectives in economics. It gives freshers from all degrees an opportunity to express their ideas about economics, with additional incentives of prizes and the possibility of having their essay selected for publication.

Freshers from all degrees can choose to submit one essay under a competition category of their choice (six listed below). The competition runs from December 2019 to March 2020, with all submissions due by 29 FEBRUARY 2020 (Saturday). Results will be announced mid-March on Facebook, and winners will be contacted via email.

Timeline

A. End of December 2019: Release of competition details.
B. End of February 2020 (Saturday 23:59, 29 February 2020): Closing deadline for submissions.
C. Mid-March 2020: Announcement of results — Details for prize collection will be conveyed to the winners.

Prizes

1st: £50 voucher*, Print publication, Freshers' edition 2020, Drinks at the Ceteris Paribus Print Edition Launch Party.
2nd: £30 voucher*, Print publication, Freshers' edition 2020, Drinks at the Ceteris Paribus Print Edition Launch Party.
3rd-5th: £15 voucher*, Print publication, Freshers' edition 2020, Drinks at the Ceteris Paribus Print Edition Launch Party each.
6th-10th: £5 voucher*, Freshers' edition 2020, Drinks at the Ceteris Paribus Print Edition Launch Party each.

 

All essays of satisfactory quality will be posted in the online journal.

* Vouchers will be valid for Amazon or a retailer of your choice

Competition Categories

Category 1: Undergraduate economics modules need to be reformed to be more pluralistic. Do you agree?
Category 2: From an economics perspective, do the benefits outweigh the costs of fighting climate change?
Category 3: Are monopolies always a bad phenomenon?
Category 4: How convincing is the economic argument for Brexit?
Category 5: Is there a housing crisis in the UK?
Category 6: Open Category — Any topic related to economics (We suggest first seeking guidance before writing by emailing your intended topic to the chief editors.)

Submission Guidelines

Please upload your essay via this Google Form.

Questions?
Please email the Chief Journal Editors (Andrew Chang and Jenny Teoh), who are happy to answer your questions and/or provide more guidance.

 

Follow the Facebook event for updates.

Good luck!