ESAANZ Essay Competition 2023


ESAANZ is proud to announce the ESAANZ essay competition for 2023 for the best undergraduate and postgraduate essay in both Australia and New Zealand. Three awards are available this year with two undergraduate and one postgraduate essay able to win from across Australia and New Zealand.


  • Best two essays by an undergraduate student (2,000 – 4,000 words)
  • Best two essays presented by an honours or postgraduate student (3,000 – 5,000 words)

Eligibility and Details

Essays eligible for submission must have been assessed as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at an Australian or New Zealand tertiary institution in 2023.

Essays from any discipline with a European issue are eligible – history, politics, law, economics, education, business, sociology, cultural studies, etc.

Essays will be judged by a panel of judges selected by ESAANZ


  • Book vouchers to the value of $100 (undergraduate) and $150 (postgraduate)
  • One year’s free membership of ESAANZ
  • Winning papers will be considered for publication in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies

How to Enter

For Australian papers email Associate Professor Gosia Klatt:

For NZ papers email Dr Serena Kelly:

The Closing Date is December 1, 2023