Jul 30, 2021
Think Tank

Re:think is an annual interdisciplinary essay competition open to high schoolers around the world, judged by leading Cambridge academics.


For the 2021 Re:think Essay Competition we invited students to document, to investigate, and to reflect upon the COVID-19 pandemic.  In our culminating conference, our winning essayists were joined by our three distinguished Cambridge faculty judges—Dr. Tom McClelland (Cambridge, Philosophy), Dr. Hande Güzel (Cambridge, Sociology), and Dr. Daniele Casesse (Cambridge, Economics)—to share and discuss their work. 


In the coming days, you can read the essays of our winning essayists on the webiste. Out of more than 200 submissions, these were the winners: 


Lunetta Osterhaus Stories 1st Prize

Sean Chua Science 1st Prize

Kate LowrySignificance 1st Prize

Madeline ChunStories 2nd Prize

Andrew Lu Significance 2nd Prize

Seyoung Jang Science 2nd Prize

Awahan SapkotaScience 3rd Prize

Juna Hong Stories 3rd Prize

Erin Ryu Finalist Shortlist

Hannah Henris Finalist Shortlist

Aarya Amit Borele Finalist Shortlist

Chae-Ghang Jeong (Brian) Finalist Shortlist

Manya Goyal Finalist Shortlist

Paul H Kim Finalist Shortlist

Ashley Kim Finalist Shortlist

Muhammed Muhammed Dhaif Allah Al-Khatri Finalist Shortlist

Bagdat Nurzhanbayev Honourable Mention

Anannya Vaidya Honourable Mention

Prem Kumar Honourable Mention

Mohammed Abdulrhman Alansari Honourable Mention

Subin Pyo Honourable Mention

Annarosa Lam Honourable Mention

Ethan Jaybok Lee Honourable Mention

The RE:THINK Essay Competition