Essay Competition

The ISA Essay Competition is the annual opportunity for pupils at ISA Members’ Schools to allow their writing skills to shine. Wordsmiths are invited to submit entries for a range of competition prizes aimed at age groups from year five through to sixth form.

Opening dates for entries: Monday 11 January 2021
Deadline to enter: Thursday 25 March 2021

ISA Essay Competition Rules and guidelines 2021

This event is not yet open for entries


Essay Competition 2020 

Well done to all the pupils who took part in the competition this year. Despite the circumstances and the impact on schools, pupils, teachers and parents have met the challenge and have proven again all the talent at ISA Schools, and produced brilliant essays.
Congratulations to the winners, Forest Preparatory school, Myddelton College Preparatory School, Red House School, Lyonsdown School, St James Senior Girls’ School, Chase Grammar School, Scarisbrick Hall School, Mount Kelly School, Westonbirt School, The Gregg School, Wetherby Senior School and Cardiff Sixth Form College. See below the list of the results and the winning essays.

ISA Essay Competition 2020 – RESULTS
Horsey Essay Winners 2020
Max Gate Essay Winners 2020
Favonius Essay Winners 2020
Sixth Form Winners 2020


For any questions regarding this competition, please contact us at ISAarts@isaschools.org.uk

Only schools whose Head is a full Member with ISA are eligible to enter these competitions. Please contact our membership department to enquire about joining ISA.