British Online Archives Undergraduate Essay Award

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British Online Archives Undergraduate Essay Award

The winner of the British Online Archives Undergraduate Essay Award will receive a Kindle e-reader (6") and £50 worth of Amazon vouchers, as well as having their essay published on our website.

Question:   Leon Trotsky once said that "war is the locomotive of history." Do you agree?

Deadline:   Monday 4th February, 2019


Entry Criteria

  • Entrants must be studying for an undergraduate degree at a British university.
  • Submissions must be between 1500 and 2000 words.
  • Referencing must be to an academic standard with a bibliographic reference for each source used. The MHRA, Harvard, or Oxford/Chicago systems are permissible. Students must state which system they are using.

Submission Guidelines

  • All essays should be submitted electronically in a Word document.
  • Use Times New Roman in font size 12.
  • All essays should be sent to info@britishonlinearchives.co.uk with the title 'BOA Essay Award'.
  • Include your full name, the university where you are studying, and the course you are studying in the body of the email AND in the Word document.
  • We will only accept essays submitted via a valid UK university email.

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