New! Advanced Higher Modern Studies essay prize launched

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Modern Studies essay prize: what do you think should be Justice priorities in Scotland?

The SJM team is proud to announce the launch of an exciting essay prize competition open to Advanced Higher Modern Studies students.

We are looking for the best response to the following challenge:

“There will be a new Scottish Parliamentary session beginning after the election in May 2016. Write an email or letter to the new Cabinet Secretary for Justice in which you give advice on what his/her priorities should be over the next four-year term.”

The winner will be awarded £50 and have their submission published in the June 2016 issue of the SJM: the 2nd prize winner will win £25 and have their submission appear as a blog post on the SJM website.

A few rules

  1. Your entry must be no longer than 750 words including the title.
  2. You must be in 6th year taking Advanced Higher Modern Studies at school or college in Scotland and be under 19 years of age at the date of submission.
  3. You must fill in and then add your entry to the front sheet document here: Competition 2016 entry front sheet
  4. Send your entry to
  5. The deadline for entry is Friday 22nd April. Submissions received after that date will not be considered.

Best of luck!

Mary Munro

Managing editor
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