Our current Competitions

BSA Young Sociologist of the Year Competition

Win an iPad for you and £500 for your school!

If you are aged 16-19, we invite you to take part in our annual sociology competition where the winner receives a fabulous Apple iPad as well as £500 for their school!

Entries for the 2024 competition will open later in the year.

If you have any questions regarding the competition criteria, please contact the BSA Membership Team.

The BSA Young Sociologist of the Year Competition, is open to anyone currently studying at A level, A/S level, Scottish Higher Level or equivalent post-16 qualifications in Sociology and we encourage you to be as creative as possible with your answers!

How to enter:

Please download an entry form when the competition opens. 

If you have any questions in the meantime please email: BSA Membership Team or contact us via post at:

BSA Membership Team, British Sociological Association, Chancery Court, Belmont Business Park, Belmont, Durham DH1 1TW.

  • Entries must be accompanied by confirmation from a Sociology teacher that it is the work of the pupil.

  • Entries must be lone submissions (not joint).

  • Reports must 2,000 words (plus or minus 10%) (excluding bibliography, figures, tables etc.)

  • Entries submitted in the form of a video or podcast must not exceed 10 minutes.

  • We reserve the right to check submitted works for plagiarism using online tools.

  • Reference to other scholars (including teachers, books, articles and web sites) should be acknowledged.

  • All work must be written or presented in the English language.

  • The judges’ decision is final and we reserve the right to publish your entry with your permission.

  • Download the BSA Statement of Ethical Practice

The British Sociological Association (BSA) is the national subject association for sociologists in the UK and its primary objective is to promote sociology. The BSA is the largest sociological network in the UK and is the public face of sociology in Britain.

We look forward to receiving your entries!