The James Hemming Essay Prize question for 2013 is:
‘A good world needs knowledge, kindliness and courage. It does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men.’ (Bertrand Russell) Discuss.
About the James Hemming Essay Prize:
Entries of no more than 1,500 words will be accepted from any student at a UK school or college studying for AS or A2 levels or qualifications at the same level (e.g. intermediate 1, intermediate 2, higher, advanced higher etc) who is 19 or under on 1st April 2013.
Prize winners will receive their awards in London. The prize money is provided by Conway Hall. Prize winners will also receive books from the British Humanist Association and a year’s subscription to New Humanist. The prize winner’s college or school will receive books from the British Humanist Association and a free online subscription to New Humanist.
Entries must be received by 1st April 2013 with an accompanying completed entry form.