OBJECT Essay Competition 2020

We are excited to announce the launch of the OBJECT essay competition 2020! This competition is open to young women aged 17 – 30. We hope to inspire and encourage young women to develop an interest in feminist theory and activism. Our topic this year is surrogacy – the essay title is “How do ‘altruistic’ and commercial surrogacy affect the rights of women and children?” We are looking for well researched, evidenced-based essays with a feminist perspective (<6000 words plus references). The winner will receive £400 (runner-up £200) and the opportunity to do an internship with OBJECT. Good luck!

The winning essays will be published on our website. The winner will also be invited to OBJECT’s AGM held in London in June 2020 to receive their prize from a well-known feminist academic or campaigner. Winners will also be offered the opportunity to do a research internship with OBJECT.


Essay Title: How do ‘altruistic’ and commercial surrogacy affect the rights of women and children?”


Competition Rules:

  • Open to women aged 17 – 30 (please include scanned ID with your submission as proof of age).

  • Essay must be evidence-based, fully referenced with a wide and deep focus and a feminist approach.

  • Up to 6000 words plus references.

  • Submit your essay via email to objectuk@yahoo.com – please include “Essay Prize” in the email title.

  • Closing date 1st May 2020.

  • Winner to be announced 20th May 2020.


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We look forward to reading your entries! Good luck!


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