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International Writing Competition 2018

Effective, persuasive writing is an important skill for students to develop before entering the workplace.  While the traditional essay format is one established way to exercise this skill, the internet has allowed for new methods of attracting an audience through engaging writing which demands its own set of skills.

Today, businesses and professionals use blog articles to inform, educate and influence, attract new customers, and engage in a broader conversation within their industry. We are therefore pleased to announce the first Law & Technology International Writing Competition, offering you an opportunity to stand out as someone highly capable of producing excellent content.

Judging in progress – Next update March 2018

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Grand prize


Finalist readership


Runner-up prizes

3 x £250

Writing categories

Justis are offering a £2,000 prize for the best blog post written by a student on one of the following topics: Future of legal technology & the work of law firms, how the law copes with technological innovations, and the mass impact of technology for providing new and easy access to legal information.  For more information on each topic area, guiding questions and inspiration, click the link below.

Entering the competition

To enter, please submit a 1,000 word blog-style piece of writing using the form below by December 1st, 2017.  Shortlisted entries will be determined in January, final judging will take place in February, before the winner and runners up are announced in March.

Please ensure you have proof of your current student status, and note that this competition is only open to those aged 18 or above.

Prizes & Awards

There will be a prize of £2000 for the overall winner, and their entry will be included in the Justis newsletter which reaches over 30,000 people, including practitioners and law schools around the world.  The first runner up in each of the three categories above will also win a prize of £250.  The winner and three runners up will also have their entries published on the blog area of the Justis website.

Judging in progress – Next update March 2018

Frequently asked questions

Yes, all students aged 18 or over currently studying at a university or college can enter, from any country. Please ensure you have read the important information below before entering.

They aren’t necessary, but are good to include to back up information you refer to or quotes you use. Remember we’re looking for a blog-style article, not an essay or research paper.

Unfortunately, the competition is only open to those that are current students. Please note that we may ask for proof of your student status if your entry is shortlisted.

Yes, you can submit one entry into each of the three categories. However, you aren’t permitted to enter a single category multiple times.

Important information

Entries must be the original work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published before in any other publication (or on any website), must not contain any third party materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use, must not promote your own or third party goods or services or include any trade marks and must not promote inappropriate or dangerous behaviour, or otherwise be obscene, defamatory, distasteful, offensive or in breach of any confidentiality obligations owed by you to any third party.  Joint submissions are not allowed. Please do not include any pictures. Entries with photos, diagrams or illustrations may be excluded. Please read the full competitions terms.

If you have any questions about how to enter or otherwise in connection with the Competition, please email us at marketing@justis.com with “Law & Technology International Writing Competition” in the subject line.