YES Essay Contest 2022

Welcome to the Young Economists Society Essay Contest 2022! To get involved please start by reading all of the information below.

Essay title: Inflation in the United Kingdom rose to its highest level in almost 30 years in January 2022. Discuss the economic effects of such high rates of inflation.


Deadline: 17th June 2022

Word limit: 1,500 words

Entry requirements: Year 12 student at a British or international school.

Submission: Email the essay to (we will confirm receipt)

File format: PDF titled Firstname_Surname_Schoolname_Country (e.g. John_Smith_KellettSchool_HongKong).

What to do

  • Include a short introduction.

  • Discuss (analyse and evaluate) the economic effects.

  • Paragraph your answer and use correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.

  • Expand a point fully using logical chains of reasoning before moving onto another point.

  • Include a short conclusion where you provide a judgement.

  • Include sources and reference them using Harvard referencing and a reference list.

What not to do

  • List points rather than expanding using logical chains of reasoning.

  • Forget to evaluate your points.

  • Forget to paragraph and include poor spelling, punctuation and grammar.

  • Make claims that are not backed by reliable sources.

  • Reference your sources incorrectly and forget to include a reference list.

  • Go over the 1,500 word limit.