CLA's Copyright Essay Competition
The annual Copyright Essay Competition is a national competition for 16-19 year olds based in UK schools and colleges to write an essay around subjects concerning copyright and intellectual property.
The essay competition not only gives students the opportunity to win a cash prize, but allows them to think critically about the relevant topic and provide a great asset to UCAS or employment application.
Read all about the 2020 Copyright Essay Competition here.
Copyright Essay Competition 2021
We invite students aged 16-19 to submit an essay in answer to the following question:
'Copyright only protects big companies' Discuss
How to enter
Entries should be 1,500 words MAX, and should include a word count, bibliography and references/footnotes. References will count towards the word total, but the bibliography will not. The text should be double spaced, in at least size 12 font.
Entries should be submitted by 11:59pm on 30th June 2021. For clarity, no essay received after this time for whatever reason will be accepted. Essays should be written as a word document, attached to an email, and sent to CLAessayprize@cla.co.uk.
Entrants need to include their name, date of birth and institution in the covering email.
2021 competition judges to be announced.
After 30th June 2021, a panel of judges will be invited to review the essays and the top three winning essays chosen.
The entries will be judged on the following criteria:
- Overall knowledge and understanding of copyright and its impact on business
- Use of evidence - it’s REALLY important to give facts!
- Ability to offer a balanced essay
- Ability to demonstrate a sustained and reasoned judgement
- A logical structure and themed paragraphs
- Spelling, grammar and punctuation
The winning entry will receive a prize of £300.
Second and third place prizes will win £200 and £100 respectively.
For further information, please read the full 2021 Copyright Essay Competition guidelines
If you have any questions or require any further information please contact us