To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of Schumacher college, the Dartington Trust are inviting people to write an essay under the title ‘Education as if People and Planet Matter’.

The essay should be addressed to general readers, and not to either education or sustainability specialists as such. The minimum length of the essay 1,000 words. The maximum length of the essay 1,500 words. The Entry Fee is £10 ( or $15.00 or €15.00) and this fee will cover the administration of the competition, with any surplus going to support learning programmes at Schumacher College.

The winner will receive a £5,000 cash prize, with an opportunity to present their essay at the anniversary event at Schumacher College in autumn 2021. A £2,000 cash prize will go to the second place, and £1,000 to the third runner-up. The winner and two runners-up will receive their awards at the anniversary event.

Deadline: 1st July 2021.

Further essential information, including full submission guidelines can be found at the Dartington Trust website.