The Independent – Bosch Award.

The Independent-Bosch Technology Horizons Award

If you are aged between 14 and 24 and can write an essay, you could win up to £1,000 by answering the question

‘How can technology and engineering provide innovative solutions for today’s global challenges?

The prize for the winning essay in the 19-24 age category is £1,000, and in the 14-18 age category the winner will receive £700. There are also cash prizes for those students whose essays are ‘Highly Commended’.

The Independent-Bosch Technology Horizons Award is now in its third successful year. It is run by three partners: The Independent, Bosch and the Royal Academy of Engineering. This year we are encouraging students to think globally about the way technology and engineering is at the forefront of change in different countries.

Winning students will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in July, and everyone who enters the competition receives a personalised certificate.

Entries can be submitted online or by post.


14-18 age category (500 word article)

1st prize: The winning article will be awarded £700 and will be printed in the education section of The Independent

2nd prize: £300

5 runner up prizes of £150 each

Competition starts on the 25th September. 2008

Competition entries 20th March 2009

More information

Competition Terms & Conditions

Essay writing tips


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