vLex International Law & Technology Writing Competition 2021 – Deadline December 1, 2020

For the fourth year in a row, the International Law and Technology Writing Competition is open for submissions of blog-style articles of 1,000 words, from students around the world, until the 1st December 2020. This annual competition offers you the opportunity to stand out from your peers, enhance your employability, and have your work published to an international audience of legal professionals.

This year, the winner will receive a grand prize of £1,500 and a 3-month internship at one of the world’s leading legal technology firms, alongside the publication of their entry to a global legal audience. Three runners-up who place best in each of the three categories will receive a cash prize, alongside the publication of their articles.

About the Competition:

The vLex International Law and Technology Writing Competition is designed to enable students around the world to showcase their writing ability to an international audience and to give a voice to the lawyers of the future. Following three successful competitions in 2018, 2019, and 2020 the competition now draws entries from students at 98 universities from 30 countries around the world.

How to enter?

First, complete the form online.

We use this information to communicate important information about the competition to you, including guidance on the three topic areas for this year’s competition and the submission form. Don’t panic! Completing the form does not mean you are expected to submit an entry. This will ensure you have the right information if you choose to enter.

Then, start writing! 

Once you’ve finished your 1,000-word article on one of the three topics, use the submission form to enter. You can enter a maximum of one entry per topic.

Lastly, submit your entry before the 1st December 2020.

Entry Requirements:

Please ensure that you have read the entry requirements in full.

Open to students around the world:

  • All entries must be 1,000 words or less, excluding references
  • All entries must be in English
  • Please ensure you follow the referencing guidelines, which are email to you once you sign-up to the competition
  • You must be a current student (undergraduate or postgraduate)
  • Entries must be submitted before the 1st December 2020, Midnight GMT
  • A maximum of one entry may be submitted for each category
  • Your entry must include your full name within the document
  • All entries must be submitted in Microsoft word format (Do not submit a PDF)
  • Entries must not include any photos, diagrams or illustrations
  • Sign-up and submit your entry using your valid university email address if possible (see below for more details)

Email address: If your university or college does not provide you with an email address you can submit a proof of student status, such as an ID, or letter from your university when you submit your article. On our submission form, there is a field for you to attach a proof of status alongside your article.

To find out more about the competition, including full details of the topics, entry requirements, prizes, closing dates, frequently asked questions and full terms and conditions, visit the competition website.