Competitions for current students

competition time prize iconOffice for National Statistics Renaissance Prize – with support from your Bristol Lecturer’s

Please note this competition has now closed.

Task: Write an essay answering  the question: “Is a UK Government commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals good for the economy and business in general?”

Prize: (1) Develop communication and analytical skills. (2) Chance to win £500 GBP (3) Opportunity to present concept to ONS economic experts (valuable for your CV).

How to enter: Full ONS Renaissance Prize details. You can also get feedback on your essay by sending it to before April 15 2020.

Best of Bristol Economics Coronavirus Blog

Please note this competition has now closed.

In the current crisis, economics provides us with tools to make sense of what is going on. Whether it’s speculating about the possible recession that might follow, analysing Rishi Sunak’s proposals or understanding why there is no toilet roll in the supermarkets, economics offers clear analysis and sheds light on the way ahead.

There is a lot of analysis coming out of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research, the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the National Institute for Economics and Social Research.

Task: Take a look and be inspired to write your own “economics of coronavirus” blog. We are looking for entries of 1,000 – 1,500 words with strong economic analysis of any aspect of the current pandemic.

Prize: The best entry will get an £100 cash prize and will appear as part of a series of economics blogs being promoted via the Financial Times to their student and teacher subscribers.

How to enter: Please send your blogs by 30 April, to Full details and terms and conditions below.

Best of Bristol Economics Blog Terms & Conditions

1. This competition is run by the University of Bristol, Dept of Economics and open to all students registered at the University of Bristol until 31 April 2020. Only one entry will be accepted per person.

 2. The prize is £100.

 3. The opening date for entries to the competition is 10 am on 3 April. The closing date for entries to the competition is 5 pm on 30 April 2019. Any entries received after this time will not be accepted or considered.

 4. To enter the competition, and if you have any questions regarding your submission, please email

 5. The University of Bristol accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to technical fault of any kind.

 6. The winner will be notified by email (using the e-mail address provided at entry) by the end of May 2020. We’re not able to make contact with the unsuccessful entries on this occasion. If a winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, the winner’s prize will be forfeited, and The University of Bristol will be entitled to select another winner/s in accordance with the process described above.

 7. The University of Bristol’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

 8. The winners agree to the use of their/his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other participants to the competition will be used solely in accordance the University’s Data Protection Policy.