Feminist and Women’s Studies Association Essay Competition

Please note this is is not a CHASE Feminist Network run competition, but may be of interest to network members, please contact  fwsachair@gmail.com if you have any queries.

FWSA is delighted to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the 2019 Student Essay Competition (deadline May 10th) 

To encourage a new generation of feminist scholars, the FWSA sponsors an annual student essay competition for work which is innovative, interdisciplinary and grounded in feminist theory and practice. The top seven entries will be judged by our judging panel and will be published in the Journal of International Women’s Studies. In addition, the winner will receive a year’s free FWSA membership.

Student’s at any stage of their studies at a British or Irish university are encouraged to submit work that has not been previously published and is not currently under consideration for publication, or for competitions which result in publication, elsewhere. Essays should be 6,000-7,000 words (including footnotes and bibliography), must be submitted electronically, include a completed competition coversheet and adhere to the submission instructions (see below).

Submission Instructions: 

1 – Attach a cover sheet to your submission (downloadable here Cover sheet 2019)

2 – You must submit the coversheet and essay in a combined word file (PDFs and other formats will not be accepted).

3 – Please use your surname as the file name (e.g. ‘ROWELL’).

4 – Please anonymise your manuscript. To anonymise your essay, please remove all details that may reveal your identity within the body of the essay, by doing the following:

  • Remove all occurrences of author name(s) and institution(s) from the essay
  • Remove anything that can identify you as a co-author or editor of other works from the essay
  • Replace author references in text by referring to yourselves as ‘Author A’, ‘Author B’ etc within the essay

4 – Submit the essays through email, as a word attachment (adhering to all of the above) to fwsachair@gmail.com.

Please note that entries that do not adhere to the above will not be considered.

Deadline: The deadline for this year’s competition is Friday 10th May 2019.

The previous winning essays from the FWSA Student Essay Competition can be read online in the Journal of International Women’s Studies.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

The shortlist for the FWSA Student Essay Competition 2018 has now been announced – you can view the shortlist here

The winning essays from the 2017 competition have now been published and you can read them here

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