Essay Prize

Every term students are invited to enter an essay competition. The winner receives a book token and the book(s) are then presented to the winning student with a personalised Harris Westminster Sixth Form bookplate.

Academic Year 2019-2020

Resilience Term Essay Prize: The Beauty of Parkrun by Kate Lucas

Academic Year 2018-2019

Wigoder Essay Prize: An introduction to the fourth dimension through the lens of the second and third dimensions by Joe Sanders

Runners up for the Wigoder Essay Prize:

An introduction to ‘Selectorate Theory’ through the lens of Game of Thrones by Rj Batkhuu
An introduction to the idea of change through the lens of the law by Sidal Daghan
An introduction to romantic male archetypes, through the lens of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights by Joanna Matsangos
An Introduction to Ring Theory Through the Lens of the Lore of the Lord of the Rings by Emily Smith
Resilience Term Essay Prize: The Joys of Variety by Melisa Ozturk

Runner up for the Resilience Term Essay Prize: 

Can History Really Teach Us Lessons? by Rehab Thyab
Celebration Term Essay Prize: Human hands: the cutting edge of the mind by Aatqa Arham

Academic Year 2017-2018

Wigoder Essay PrizeAn introduction to U.S. politics through the lens of The Declaration of Independence by Benazir Begum

Runners up for the Wigoder Essay Prize:

An introduction to longevity, through the lens of molecular and microbiology by Nicolle Arroyave
An introduction to our changing relationship with the ‘Animal’ through the lens of two performance artists by Lois Eastburn
An Introduction to Anthropology Through the Lens of Reality Television by Katie Moran
An Introduction to Quadratic Reciprocity Through the Lens of Quadratic Gauss Sums by Harry Spencer
Remembrance Term Essay Prize: The Colour Wheel Diagram: Musings on the Nature of Love by Sadia Ahmed

 Runners up for the Remembrance Term Essay Prize:

Nature of Memory and Forgetting in Relation to Alzheimer’s Disease by Joshua Lee Melo
My Favourite Diagram by Isabel Thompson
Resilience Term Essay Prize: My favourite piece of poetry: 'Arabella' by Artic Monkeys by Mia Kitty Barbe Wilson

 Runners up for the Resilience Term Essay Prize: 

My favourite poem: 'Porphyria's Lover' by Robert Browning by Tamanna Jithest
An elegant weapon for a more civilised age: Everything you need to know about the lightsabre by Joe Sanders
Celebration Term Essay Prize: The Human Value of Intelligence by Alessia Ciocanea
Celebration Term Essay Prize: Why Dishonored 2 is a Character-Driven Masterpiece by Joe Sanders

  Prize winning essays from past academic years can be viewed here