EPQ Award

The 2023-24 round is now open!

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is an opportunity for sixth form students in England and Wales to do an independent research project. Find out more here.

After a successful launch in the 2019-20 academic year, the BSSH is continuing this award for the 2023/34 academic year. All students entering the EPQ in 2023/24 (autumn or summer series) are eligible. 

Students are invited to submit (via their teachers) their EPQ essay, focused on any sports history-related subject, for consideration by our panel of judges.

Application process:

  1. Entries should be submitted as a PDF document by a member of staff on behalf of the student, not by the student directly.
  2. The entry should be accompanied by a separate sheet giving the student’s name, the name and address of the institution at which they are studying, and contact details (email address and telephone number) for the relevant member of staff.
  3. Entries should be emailed to Katie Taylor - katie.taylor02@ntu.ac.uk.
  4. Teachers with queries related to the competition may contact Katie Taylor at katie.taylor02@ntu.ac.uk.


All applications must be received by midnight on Friday 19 April 2024.

Results will be made known before the end of the summer term. 


£200, and membership of the British Society of Sports History for one year. The teacher submitting the entry will also receive membership of BSSH for one year. 

The winning student will be invited to present with their project at the BSSH's annual conference in Chichester in August 2024, with all expenses paid by BSSH.

Additional guidance:

Our colleagues at Sporting Heritage have pulled together this guide for supervisors and students who might like some advice on writing a sports history EPQ - do check it out for additional support and guidance. 


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