Girton’s Humanities Writing Competition is for students in Year 12 (or equivalent) who have an interest in the Humanities. This competition is an opportunity for research and writing beyond the curriculum using one or more of the museum objects as your focus. The competition was held on our School premise on the evening of 22 August, 2017. This year once again the school hosted Girton Collage (Cambridge)- The Indian School Essay prize.. Fifty schools both from NCR and across India participated in this prestigious competition where the prizes, donated by Prafull foundation, were of Rs 20,000/-, Rs.15,000/-, and Rs.10,000/-to the top three winner. Named after a Girton student, the Lawrence Room contains Anglo-Saxon finds from the College grounds, Egyptian material including the rare portrait mummy ‘Hermione’, and Mediterranean material from the Classical and pre-Classical worlds. The occasion had an overwhelming participation of 50 schools of both Delhi and across the country. Students will submit an essay based on one or more objects selected from the College’s small antiquities museum, the Lawrence Room. A very special event in the School’s Calendar! Recently, our School, in collaboration with Girton College, Cambridge University hosted a second essay writing competition, the last one having been held in 2008. Girton College is very excited to launch this year’s Humanities Writing Competition. The competition is based on six objects from the College’s small antiquities museum. Girton College, Cambridge’s Humanities Writing Competition Aimed at giving Humanities applicants an insight into research at university level - candidates expected to produce extensively researched, clearly written and well-referenced essays ranging well beyond the set curriculum. It is an annual competition for Year 12 (or equivalent) students with an interest in the humanities, and is based around five objects from the College’s small antiquities museum, the Lawrence Room.