Browse the Classically-themed Competitions open to students of different ages in the UK in 2022.

The CA also runs its own Essay and Translation prizes and Stephen Fry Creative Writing Competition.

Creative CompetitionsAge and GenreClosing date/date of eventFurther information
The Great Roman Bake Off – Cambridge ClassicsAged 11-14. Choose a Roman dish. Cook your dish! Create a 2-minute recipe video.10 January 2022Judged by Mary Beard! £250 worth of prizes to be won.
Lytham St Annes CA BranchAged 11-18. Deliver presentation on ‘Who is your unsung hero from the ancient world?’Sunday 6 March 2022 Final – Saturday 26 March£550 prize fund available. International entries welcome.
Bristol CA BranchLatin Play competition. Junior and Senior students.April 2022 (date tbc)Local schools only
Primary Latin ProjectAged 8-13. Create art/writing/drama (in Latin)/animation.Friday 6 May 2022‘Echo and Narcissus’ for KS2. ‘The Birth of Athena’ for KS3. Book Tokens to be won.

2022 details coming soon: University of Leicester Artefact to Art; Bristol Classics Hub ‘Ovid in the West Country’; Cambridge Classics Audio Visual Competition; Athena’s Owls Competition from Manchester CA Branch; Trinity College Linguistics Competition; Cambridge CA Primary Competition; East Midlands Association of Classics Teachers Poster Competition

Essay Competitions Age and Genre Closing date/date of event Further information
New College Of The HumanitiesFor those in the penultimate year of school education. Art History: ‘Is it time for museums and galleries to decolonise their collections, and if so, how should they go about it?’  History: ‘What does history teach us about humanity’s ability to adapt to climate change?’   31 January 2022£1000 first place prize
Fitzwilliam College CambridgeFor those in the penultimate year of school education. Ancient World and Classics Essays1 March 2022£300 prize fund.
St John’s College OxfordYear 12 (or equivalent)3 March 2022 With Study afternoon (21 or 29 April)Book tokens to be won.
Newnham College CambridgeFemale students in Year 12 or equivalent11 March 2022£700 prize fund
Girton College CambridgeYear 12 (or equivalent). Responses to museum objects.18 March 2022£200 and book prizes
Cambridge CAYears 10-11 and Years 12-13 studying Classical Civilisation or Ancient History25 March 2022Book Tokens to be won.

2022 details coming soon: The Gilbert Murray Essay Competition; Mary Renault Classical Reception Essay Competition; CA Southwest Essay Competition; UCL Essay Competition

Reading Competitions   

2022 details forthcoming:

University of Leeds Classics Reading Competition;

East Midlands Association of Classics Teachers Reading Competition;

ARLT Reading Competition;

Guildford CA Branch;

Southampton CA Branch;

North Staffs CA Branch;

Salisbury CA Branch