School writing competition

Building on the success of the previous two years, The World Today and the Financial Times free schools access programme are pleased to announce their 2021 school writing competition for the best short article on a topical issue.

The World Today
Published 1 December 2020 Updated 24 March 2021

This year, students were invited to send their answers to the question of ’What does it take to be a good leader?’

The answers should focus on examples of individual political leaders or identify the characteristics needed to direct an international organization, drive a social justice movement or manage a global business brand in a world beset by environmental, health and economic challenges.

The entries will be judged by a panel including Chatham House and Financial Times staff on the originality and clarity of their arguments. A fine writing style is not required: we are interested in your ideas.

The competition is now closed. The winner will be announced on June, 1 and will be invited to take part in the 2021 Chatham House London Conference, either in person or virtually as conditions dictate. The winning article will be published in The World Today and FT online, as part of their free schools access programme.   

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