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The FWSA is delighted to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the 2017 Student Essay Competition.

To encourage a new generation of feminist scholars, the FWSA sponsors an annual student essay competition for work which is innovative, interdisciplinary and grounded in feminist theory and practice. The top seven entries will be judged by our judging panel and will be published in the Journal of International Women’s Studies. In addition, the winner will receive a year’s free FWSA membership.

Student’s at any stage of their studies at a British or Irish university are encouraged to submit work that has not been previously published and is not currently under consideration for publication, or for competitions which result in publication, elsewhere. Essays should be 6,000-7,000 words (including footnotes and bibliography), must be submitted electronically and including a completed competition coversheet. Please use your surname as the file name (e.g. ‘ROY’). Please note that entries without the coversheet will not be considered.

The deadline for this year’s competition is Friday 5th May 2017.

Please download the coversheet here and submit the essays electronically (with the coversheet) to

The previous winning essays from the FWSA Student Essay Competition can be read online in the Journal of International Women’s Studies.

We look forward to receiving your entries!