Essay Competition


The Mallard is incredibly excited to announce our first annual essay competition!

Poster made by William Yarwood.


Winners Announced!

Editor’s Choice: We are overjoyed to announce that the winner of our first essay competition is Alexander Hawthorne! Alexander’s essay can be found here. Many congratulations to Alexander, and thank you to all of our entrants.

Readers’ Choice: The three runners-up were Harry Eggins, Matthew Honeyman and Tim Dennis and after an intense round of voting, we are happy to announce Harry Eggins’ entry wins the Readers’ Choice!

Once again, thank you to everyone who submitted; we will run this again next year!

Harry Eggins’ entry

Matthew Honeyman’s entry

Tim Dennis’ entry

Prizes:

  • Editor’s Choice, £100: The winner will be chosen by our editorial team, and will be published on the Mallard site, with the author offered a chance to be interviewed for our new (re-launched) podcast, The Duckhouse.
  • Readers’ Choice, £50: The winner will be chosen from a shortlist of three submissions selected by our editorial team, and then voted on by readers via Twitter and Facebook polls. All finalists will be published on the Mallard site, and each author will be offered a chance to speak for our other new podcast, Duckhouse Bites.