Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Essay Competition

 The Results!

The Essay competition is now over. We are so grateful for the record numbers of entries we have received this year. 

We can now confirm the winners of the Portuguese Category(in alphabetical order)

Joao Pereira, Instituto Camoes
Nadia Sodi, St Mary's School Ascot
John Taylor, Harrow School

After a tense and lengthy meeting, the Panel of Judges have selected 3 finalists in the Spanish Category: (in alphabetical order)

Amadea Finch, Nonsuch High School for Girls
Megan Gaston, Truro College
Suzanne Stone, Weald of Kent Grammar School

The overall standard was extremely high and in addition to the three finalists the Judges recognised a small number of essays in Spanish as Highly Commended. These are entries of a high standard that just fell short of a place in the final:

Charlotte Brett, Portsmouth College
Anna Macleod, University of Strathclyde 
Lana Pitcher, Weald of Kent Grammar School

We are still awaiting the results for the Portuguese Category and will post these as soon as they are available.

Canning House would like to thank the students for their hard work on these essays as well as the teachers, schools and parents for the on-going support offered. 

We are still finalizing the date for the prize-giving but we hope to post information on the website as soon as it is available.


Essay competition 2014:

A fantastic complement to the national curriculum, the Canning House Essay Competition is targeted at students of Spanish and Portuguese aged 17-19 (by 31st August 2014) and challenges them to apply their knowledge of language and structures to produce a sophisticated piece of persuasive writing.

Each year we challenge language students from all over the UK to submit an essay of 750-1000 words which best displays their linguistic flair and capacity for free expression in their second language(s). The topic for discussion changes from year to year.

An exciting range of prizes reward the best impressive entries, with previous winners having enjoyed cash prizes and even a fully paid for return trip to Latin America.

2014 Canning House Essay Competition

We are pleased to announce this year's competition. 

2014 Canning House Essay Competition-page-0

To enter folllow these simple steps:

1. Complete your essay.

2. Complete a cover sheet (to be signed by student and teacher) and attach it to your essay.

3. Make sure you have read the rules and guidance sheet 

4. Send your completed essay and coversheet to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or The Essay Competition, Canning House, 14-15 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PS by 24th February 2014.

Key Information:

  • Open to all students in the United Kingdom aged between 17 and 19 (by 31  August 2014). The Portuguese competition also open to also open to all first and second year undergraduates ab-initio students of Portuguese of any age.
  • Deadline for submissions is 24th February 2014.
  • Prizes this year include return flights to Latin America (subject to terms and conditions) and cash prizes. 
  • All submissions must include a completed cover sheet. By signing and submitting the coversheet you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the rules and guidance sheet.

If you have any questions about the competition, please do not hesitate to contact the Canning House Team This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  02078115600.

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