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The Core Economics student post contest closes in just a few days but if you are looking to earn money as well as glory consider the Governor-General’s essay contest. Details over the fold.

The Governor-General’s Undergraduate Essay Competition is Australia’s most prestigious civics essay competition. It is open to Australian undergraduate students (including LLB, JD and Honours students) studying in all faculties at universities across Australia and includes questions that are related to law, politics and other contemporary issues facing Australia.

The 2010 Competition is offering up to $33,000 in cash prizes to the winning authors of 2,500 word essays. Every year the Competition is judged by a panel of distinguished individuals including a High Court Justice and prominent academics. The final judging panel this year is being chaired by The Hon. Robert French AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. This prestigious competition provides students with the opportunity to be further recognised for their academic skill, talent and research.

The Competition website is: www.essaycompetition.com.au