Calligraphy:

The Peter Esslemont Prize for Calligraphy and Illumination


The Peter Esslemont Prize is awarded in the form of a certificate, a cheque for £500, and an opportunity to exhibit examples of the winner’s work at a major livery event in the City of London.

Entries for 2022 will now be accepted shortly. Entries should consist of three or more pieces of original work by the entrant, which should not have been entered into any other competition, and which should be received in the Clerk’s office by Thursday 3 November 2022. The decision of the judges will be final. There are no age restrictions. The only requirement is that entrants should live and/or work in the UK.

Further information and an entry form can be obtained from the Clerk's office (see Contact).

Handwriting:

Karen Nehammer Handwriting Competition for Schools 2021

JUDGES’ REPORT AND RESULTS 2021

We were absolutely delighted to receive over 500 scripts this year, despite the ongoing difficulties being experienced by the schools. With entries from 4 schools, City of London School, City of London School for Girls, City of London Freemen’s School and St Paul’s Cathedral School, they continue to be of a very high standard generally and the Winners and Runners Up were truly excellent.
As in the last 3 years, the standards are now at a level where the judges have to be extremely rigorous in making very fine distinctions between comparable entries. The margins of difference between the scripts are now narrower than ever and the judges found themselves having to consider the formation of certain letters or the straightness of a margin as critical pointers. That said, they were still looking for overall style, presentation and neatness as being the prime considerations. They also wanted to mention that in some cases observance of some margin space on the right-hand side of the page would have helped the general look of the entry, rather than writing right up to the edge.
In the final analysis, we awarded 27 students (winners, runners-up and highly commended) and a further 28 special mentions, for those who were very much in contention. All 55 can consider themselves to have done an excellent job in submitting such praiseworthy scripts and finding themselves within the top 10% of entries.

The 2021 results are as follows::
Year 6
Highly Commended:

Lottie Roberts
City of London Freemen’s School
Noah de Villiers
City of London Freemen’s School
Florence Jamieson
St Paul’s Cathedral School

Runners-up:
Andrew Dixon
City of London Freemen’s School
Camille Heather
St Paul’s Cathedral School

Winner:
Sophia Nendick
City of London Freemen’s School

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Year 7
Highly Commended:

Olaolu Awosika
City of London School
Anjali Shah
City of London School for Girls
Karina Bagia
City of London Freemen’s School
Daniel Prieditis
St Paul’s Cathedral School
Anisa Raja
City of London School for Girls

Runners-up:
Nilmi Jay
City of London Freemen’s School
Ilham Quddus
City of London School

Winner:
Adan Anwar
City of London School


Year 8
Highly Commended:

Nabiza Elias
City of London School for Girls
Bhumikka Sakhaar
City of London School for Girls
Rendys Busevics
City of London School
Isabella Hughes
City of London Freemen’s School
Asdghig Southgate
City of London School for Girls

Runners-up:
Abigail Spratt
City of London Freemen’s School
Junia Ahn
City of London School for Girls

Winner:
Allegra Chung
City of London School for Girls


Year 9
Highly Commended:

Ferdie Hancock
City of London School
Deen Pramanik
City of London school

Runners-up:
Toby Brennan
City of London School
Ezi Olsha
City of London School

Winner:
Eshan Brils
City of London School


Special mentions to:
Year 6

Max Chen, CLS
Lily Thum, CLFS
Emily Jones, CLFS
Katerina Romanova, CLFS
Catherine Webb, CLFS
Zoe Whyte, SPCS

Year 7
Umar Rahumathullah, CLS
Harry Gorick, SPCS
Alma Tedder, CLSG
Evelyn Liu, CLSG
Emma Canagalla, CLSG
Elizabeth Saxby, CLSG
Trishana Yeyakanthan, CLSG
Emily Roberts, CLFS
Sophie Bicker, CLFS
Tillie Richardson, CLFS
Hanna Eshelby, CLFS

Year 8
Nishika Ganguly, CLSG
Rishi Skandamoorthy, CLS
Daniel Ang, CLS
Keyaan Iqbal, CLS
Frida Schoeneborn, CLSG
Gabriela Kuzma, CLSG
Amelia Smith, CLSG
Arlo Radcliffe, CLFS

Year 9
Jacobi Glass, CLS
Austin Pearman, CLS
Rayan Haque, CLS

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