Each year, CiS hosts an essay competition for students to enter, either individually, in pairs or as a group. Topics are suggested in the spring, entries are submitted over the summer and judged in early autumn.
The essay competition is designed to encourage promising young thinkers and writers to explore different science-faith topics. Thanks to our grant from the Templeton Religion Trust we are now able to offer larger prize incentives:
£500 First prize
£250 Second prize
£100 Third prize.
More details for the competition are below:
Congratulations to our winners for the 2018 CiS student essay competition – Nathan Bossoh (1st prize) and Lapo Lappin (2nd prize). You can read the winning essays below:
2018 student essay competition winner:
2018 student essay competition runner-up:
The titles for 2018 were:
Full details about the terms of the competition should be read before entering, which are available here.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (where applicable) essays from our Summer 2011-2017 competitions can be viewed below. As well as having their essays published, as of 2016 our winners and runners-up also won a prize to the value of £500, £250 and £100 worth, respectively.