EPQ Award

The 2021-22 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 now offers an annual prize for the best EPQ project on any aspect of sport history. Students are invited to submit their EPQ essay via their teachers for consideration by our panel of judges.

The prize is £100 in Amazon vouchers for the winner, and one year's membership of the BSSH for the winner and the teacher submitting the essay. The winning student will also be invited to present their project at our annual conference, with all expenses paid by the BSSH.

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 at katietaylor1968@yahoo.co.uk.
  4. Teachers with queries related to the competition may contact Katie Taylor at katietaylor1968@yahoo.co.uk.


The deadline for the 2021-22 round is midnight on Sunday 10 April 2022.


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