“How do we need to reform our political system to tackle the UK's challenges?”


Are you a student aged 16 to 19 who has thoughts on what could or should be done? If so, we’re looking to you for creative ideas in our annual competition to find the best political student blog!

Students, from across the UK and abroad, are invited to submit a blog responding to this question  for our annual competition, run In partnership with the Financial Times and supported by the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT).


The deadline for submissions is Sunday 14 May.


Please email your blog, of between 500-600 words, to:

Our judges will be looking for creative thinking and well-argued ideas as much as writing skills!

  • All students who enter the competition will be invited to an online awards ceremony, on Thursday 29 June, where the winner and two runners-up will be announced.
  • The winning blog will be published online in the Financial Times and in the PSA’s blog section on the website. It will also be printed in the PSA’s magazine Political Insight.


You can see last year’s winning entry here.

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