Tom Morrison Essay Prize

Tom Morrison Essay Prize

Enter The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland's Tom Morrison Essay Prize which has been rewarding original thinking about key aspects of governance since 2016


Entry information

  • Essays must be received by 5pm (GMT) on Monday 21 March 2022.
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday 3 May 2022.
  • All essays must address the proposed question.
  • Entry to the competition is only open to students (the Institute's or other), recent graduates or governance professionals with a maximum of two years’ experience in a governance role.
  • All entries must be written in English.
  • Essays should be 2,000-2,500 words in length, with 2,500 being the maximum number of words that will be accepted.
  • All entries must be word processed and submitted electronically as both a Word document and a PDF. 
  • All prizes are awarded based on the decision of an independent panel of judges.
  • Entries are judged anonymously, with no indication within the essay of the author’s name, employer’s business or place of work.
  • There are no geographical restrictions regarding entries. Governance professionals or students from any country can enter.
  • A statement of originality is mandatory.
  • All entries are subject to a plagiarism check. Essays where clear evidence of plagiarism is found will be disqualified.
  • The judges’ decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into and no reasons given for decisions.
  • Judges absent themselves from any discussions where they have a vested interest.
  • The Institute reserves the right to publish in full or in part all winning essays and will own the copyright for all winning essays.

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