2014 RPE Essay Competition – Win an iPad..

Entries are now closed:

See the winner: HERE
for the 2015 Competition: see HERE..



First prize: a new iPad
Four Runners-up receive a £20 Amazon voucher

The winning essay will be published in RE Today magazine

Following the success of last year, the Religion, Philosophy and Ethics (RPE) course  is pleased to announce the return of the RPE Essay Competition

The competition is open to all those currently studying for any AS or A2-level examinations (or equivalent) in the UK. The first prize is a new iPad, and there will be four runners-up prizes of £20 Amazon vouchers.

Entries must be no longer than 1500 words including footnotes but excluding references and can take any form e.g. essay, dialogue, etc. All sources must be referenced.

The deadline for the 1500 word essay is 5pm on 24st October 2014 and will be judged by RPE lecturers.

To enter please choose one of the titles below and email your entry to

dwebster@glos.ac.uk (please note you may only submit one entry to the competition).

Entries must be written in as a Microsoft Word document. Entries will normally be acknowledged within 5 days. In your email, please put your name, the Sixth Form / FE college you attend, and the title you have chosen to answer. The subject of your email should be ‘essay competition’.

Choose one of the following titles:

Q1: What is the proper role of religion in a modern, secular society?
Q2: If you had a time machine, would it be wrong to travel back and kill Hitler?
Q3: Does science give us an accurate picture of ‘how the world is’?

·       1500 words maximum
·       Your essay must include the title/your name/contact email at the top of the page
·       The essay must be an attachment to the email as a Microsoft Word document
Any essay that does not satisfy these three conditions will not be considered by the judging panel.

The panel decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.


Course Facebook Group: https://ww.facebook.com/groups/RPEglos/        (open to all

Video Interview / Revision blog: https://uniofglos.blog/rpe/


Paul Regnier says:

Have reblogged this here: http://mythicpizza.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/2014-religion-philosophy-ethics-essay.html and hopefully a few of my students will be entering.

David W... says:

Thanks – look forward to seeing their work!

Anonymous says:

Can Year 11 students following the AS course also apply?

David W... says:

Hi, if you meet the condition “those currently studying for any AS or A2-level examinations” – you can apply..

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