What is the continued value of books?

King’s is excited to announce this year’s essay contest topic. We invite students to answer the following question:

What is the continued value of the book in the information age?
Example: Why continue to read Plato’s The Republic when I can simply google “ancient Greece”?

Students must pick one text to focus on to answer their question; it includes, but is not limited to, novels, plays, poetry, essays, etc. The winner will win their FYP books (an approximate value of $750), and their essay will be published on the King’s website.

There is no need to do any additional research. Students should exclusively focus on their chosen text. All entries shall be no more than 1000 words. Entries must be submitted in PDF format and must include a title and name. To submit their essay, students must complete the form and send it along with their essay to Kayleigh at kayleigh.shield@ukings.ca. The deadline is December 14. Students can also submit questions to Kayleigh.

Submission form (pdf)

We wish students the best of luck with their writing!