Our 2023 Schools' Essay Competiton winner is announced!

Our winner is announced after another year of many fantastic entries from across the country.

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A huge congratulations to Adrian Shum, from Tonbridge School, who has been confirmed as the winner of the 2023 History Schools’ Essay Competition! Adrian’s essay, written on the question ‘“The most important consequences of the French Revolution were in Haiti”. Discuss’, was enough to beat tough competition to first place. Adrian has won £100 with his entry. 

We’d also like to say a big well done to Esme Sossick, from Esher Sixth Form College, and Lily Krapichler, from Beaconsfield High School, who were both named runners-up, and have each won £25. 

As always, we had numerous essays from various schools and colleges from across the UK. Essays covered a range of themes and eras, and included topics such as ‘How ‘Roman’ was the Roman Empire?’, ‘Did Mao Zedong lay the foundation for China’s rapid development?’ and ‘Were the Vikings primarily traders or raiders?’. The standard of essays was excellent, so thank you to all entrants who took part this year and made the judges’ decision difficult.

Adrian, Esme and Lily should be very proud of their essays.


We look forward to next year’s competition, and you can keep an eye out for further details here.

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