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. For the sixth form competition students can choose to write about any topic or genre. For the other three age groups there are a range of set titles.

It is with great pleasure we can announce the results for the ISA Essay Competition 2019.

With over 250 entries the competition saw wonderfully imaginative and thought provoking work across all the categories.

Congratulations to all those who took part.

Please see the links below for reports from our adjudicators on each category;

Horsey Essay Report 2019 – Brian Duffield

Max Gate Essay Report 2019- Gillian Shearn

Favonius Senior Essay Report 2019- Jon Dixon

Sixth Form Essay Prize 2019- John Goddard 

With the support of :

Essay Competition 2020
Opening date for entries: Monday 13 January 2020
Deadline to enter: Friday 27 March 2020

Rules and guidelines to follow.

For any questions regarding this competition, please contact us at

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.