'Does the public expect too much of UK politicians?' (NOW CLOSED)

Click here to read the winning article!

The Political Studies Association and the Financial Times are pleased to announce the launch of our School Blog Competition 2020, supported by UK Parliament. 

We're seeking creative and forward thinking ideas from 16-19 year olds in this joint competition to find the best political blog. Students from across the UK are invited to write 500-600 words by Friday 8th May (12:00noon GMT) on 'Does the public expect too much of UK Politicians?' Students should aim to demonstrate excellent writing skills; presenting a well reasoned argument, individuality and where appropriate backing up their arguments with relevant data and research. 

We are proud to launch this competition in partnership with the Financial Times as part of its Education programme, which offers free digital subscription to 16-19 year-olds in full-time education and to their teachers across the world. This launch coincides with the Political Studies Association's new offer of membership for Schools. School Membership costs £25 per year which allows up to 10 teachers and staff members, at the same institution, to access our membership benefits. 

The winning blog will be published on the FT, the PSA Blog and printed in the PSA's magazine Political Insight. Entrants will be invited to an awards ceremony in June (futher details tbc). 


To enter, send your article to info@psa.ac.uk by Friday 8th May 2020 (12:00noon GMT)


For information on last year's competition click here.