Archbishop Of Canterbury Essay Competition

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The VIN Foundation is excited to announce its 2nd Annual Solutions for the Profession Competition, an essay competition for veterinary students.



Competition Details:


Please note, the competition entry timeframe has passed. Stay tuned for winner announcement. If you want to be updated you may sign up for our newsletter. Winners will be announce in the beginning of May 2018.


Three entrants will win scholarships to help support tuition and education related expenses:

  • First place: $3,000
  • Second place: $1,500
  • Third place: $1,000


Word limit:  

1,000 words (references not included).



All essays must be submitted in English.


Essay Topic Description:

Now that you are in veterinary school, what do you wish you had known prior to applying to or entering the program?


The following areas should be addressed in essay entries:


Are there issues you wish you’d been more informed about before applying to or entering school? What could veterinary schools do to better inform prospective students about these issues or decisions?


How does your school measure up in helping students understand the realities of veterinary medicine?  What programs do they offer?  What do you think they could do better?


Essay Publishing:

All submissions may be republished by VIN Foundation for use on VIN Foundation website, social media channels and other VIN Foundation outreach channels. For more details please see the terms and conditions below.



Judging will be based on how well the essay describes the problem, along with the originality and practicality of the solution(s) offered.

Each essay will be evaluated by three judges. The judging will take place in two rounds. The panel for round one is composed of both veterinarians and related professional readers. The second round will be judged by veterinarians with insight into the relevant issues discussed in the essays. Winners will be chosen based on the combined scores of phase one and phase two.


Entry deadline:

Entry date has passed. Stay tuned for the winning essays announcement.



Submissions are closed for 2018.


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2017 winners:

First place was awarded to Hanum Wensil-Strow for her thought-provoking essay on the veterinary student debt situation. Hanum is in her fourth year has a student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She is interested in large animal medicine and wildlife conservation.


Second place went to Shannon Finn for her innovative approach to the mental health issues challenging colleagues in the veterinary profession. Shannon is in her fourth and final year at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Canada. She is hoping to go into rural food animal practice upon graduation, but also has interests in public health and regulatory medicine.


Alexandra Ripperger won third place for her inventive approach to gender inequality. Alexandra is in her fourth year as a veterinary student at the University of Minnesota. She enjoys working with small animals, and small ruminants/camelids.



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Whether or not Entrant is a winner of the competition, Entrant represents that any essay and other materials submitted as part of Entrant’s entry are the original work of Entrant and not copied from any other source and will not constitute defamation or an invasion of privacy or otherwise infringe upon the rights of any third party, and that the Entrant owns or has the rights to convey any and all right and title in such essay.  By entering, Entrant grants to VIN Foundation and its affiliates a worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, and republish at any time in the future and otherwise use all or part of Entrant’s submitted essay, along with Entrant’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, and any other information provided by Entrant, in any and all media (including print and online), provided such use is consistent with VIN Foundation’s current or future mission and attribution is provided to Entrant, without further permission, notice, or compensation (except where prohibited by law). VIN Foundation is under no obligation to publish any entries, and any publication of an entry does not mean that entrant has won a prize.

UC College of Business and Law Essay Competition 2017 Results

09 November 2017

University of Canterbury College of Business and Law Essay Competition for 2017 Winners have been announced.

    We received entries across the country for our competition this year. All the students showed great interest in the potential political policies and how they affect business and law.

    Congratulations to all our winners:

    Seniors: Years 11-13

    Tuan Khai Nguyen - Auckland International College - First Senior Economics
    Xavier English - St Patricks College Wellington - Second Senior Economics
    Nandini Singh - Ormiston Senior College - Third Senior Economics

    Amelia Townshend - Cambridge High School - First Senior Law and Justice
    Catherine Sutton - Tauranga Girls College - Second Senior Law and Justice

    Sophie Marris - Christchurch Girls High School - First Media and Marketing
    Azaria Howell - Cashmere High School - Second Media and Marketing
    Hanifa Kodirova  - Tawa College - Third Media and Marketing 

    Andrew Tang - Scots College - First Taxation
    Tian Gibson - Epson Girls Grammar - Second Taxation
    Emma McDonnell - Aquinas College - Third Taxation

    Juniors: Years 9-10

    Hannah Sherwood - Christchurch Girls High School - First Junior Economics
    Daniel Li - Cambridge High School - Second Junior Economics

    Jess Cotton -  Christchurch Girls High School - First Society
    Mary Stanley - Christchurch Girls High School - Second Society
    Rachel Edwards - Glendowie College - Third Society

    Ferne Skill - Northcote College - First Finance
    Alexandra Banks - Christchurch Girls High School - Second Finance
    Libby Stead - Christchurch Girls High School - Third Finance

    Sophie Newton - Glendowie College - First Junior Law and Justice
    Mary Stanley - Christchurch Girls High School - Second Junior Law and Justice
    Lily Marris - Christchurch Girls High School - Third Junior Law and Justice

    Thank you to all the schools who supported our Essay Competition as part of our Outreach Programme.

    For more information contact

    Samantha Collins
    Outreach Coordinator
    College of Business and Law

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