The Governor-General’s Undergraduate Essay Competition is Australia’s most prestigious civics essay competition. It is open to Australian undergraduate students (including LLB, JD and Honours students) studying in all faculties at universities across Australia and includes questions that are related to law, politics and other contemporary issues facing Australia.
The total prize money each year is in excess of $10,000 in cash prizes to the winning authors of 2,500 word essays. Every year the Competition is judged by a panel of distinguished individuals including a High Court Justice and prominent academics. The deadline for submissions is late June.