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The King’s Entrepreneurship Lab is delighted to announce the launch of our second edition of the Entrepreneurial Essay Competition. The purpose of the competition is to encourage UK students (Years 11 and 12 in England and Wales; S4 or S5 in Scotland; Year 12 or 13 in Northern Ireland) to pursue entrepreneurial aspirations. We are particularly keen to foster this entrepreneurial spirit among students who might not traditionally consider entering the world of business and further hope this competition encourages more young people, who might not think about it, to apply to Oxbridge and Higher Education. More details about the E-Lab can be found here.


Students should choose between one of the three possible choice of essays questions (available on the Competition website), exploring the importance of entrepreneurism and the challenges that business-people face. Eligible students from all backgrounds and regardless of subjects studied are welcome to enter the competition.


A winner, and three runners up, will be selected by our E-Lab judges. The winners will be invited to a prize-giving ceremony, held in King’s College, Cambridge in Autumn 2024. The winner will receive a £1,000 cash prize, with two runners-up prizes of £500.


The deadline for entries is 12th July 2024. The choice of questions and full details on eligibility and the rules can be found on the E-Lab website here.



Date and time

Friday, 12 July 2024 (9:00pm)


Year 12 (Y13 NI / S5 Scotland)
Year 11 (Y12 NI / S4 Scotland)
Open to all UK schools
Eligibility criteria applies

College event


Bookings are no longer being taken for this event. The event may be fully booked or already have taken place.