04 April 2012

"Young Women and Politics" Essay Competition (UK)

Post date: 04 April 2012
Deadline: 20 April 2012

Labour Peers invite young women (17-18 years) to enter the “Young Women and Politics” essay competition. Entrants should share their thoughts on one of three questions –

• What are the three most important issues for young women in the UK?

• What makes politics count for young women today?

• What can politicians do to better represent young people’s concerns in the UK?

How to enter: Copies of the entry form can be requested from the HOL Opposition Whips’ Office (email: holoppositionwhips@parliament.uk or post: c/o Opposition Office; House of Lords, UK Parliament, London SW1A OPW). Entries with completed entry forms with the heading “Young Women and Politics” should be sent to either the email or postal address listed above.

Prize: Top 3 will be invited to have lunch with Labour Peers and Judges in the House of Lords. Travel by public transport will be organised on the winners’ behalf.

  • Baroness (Jan) Royall of Blaisdon (Labour and Opposition Leader, House of Lords)
  • Baroness (Ruth) Rendell (Labour Peer and Famous Crime Writer)
  • Speech Debelle (Talented Lyricist and Singer)
  • Zoe Williams (Accomplished Writer, Journalist and Broadcaster)
  • Louise Rennison (Brilliant Author and Comedian)


• Eligibility: This year the competition is open to young women aged 17-18 years (inclusive)
• Maximum word limit: 1,000 words (a maximum not a target)
• Deadline: By 5pm on Friday 20th April
• The entry must be the genuine work of the applicant as confirmed on the entry form.
• One entry per applicant.
• The decision of the Judges is final and no further correspondence will be entered.
• Results will be published on the Labour Peers’ website.


For inquiries: holoppositionwhips@parliament.uk

For submissions: holoppositionwhips@parliament.uk

Website: http://www.labourlords.org.uk/
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