Essay Writing Competition 2023

Essay Question

Can real estate investment ever be truly sustainable?

Who can enter?

The essay writing competition is open to current college/sixth-form and university students. 


The winner of the essay writing competition will receive:

  1. A place on the Real Estate Analyst: Financial Modelling in Excel course, worth £1,500 (CPD accredited).
  2. The essay published and promoted on The Land Collective website and social media platforms.
  3. A £100 voucher of your choice.

The runner-up will receive:

  1. A £50 voucher of your choice.
  2. The essay published on The Land Collective website.

Further commended essays:

In addition to this, a list of five highly-commended essay titles and entrants will be published on The Land Collective website upon the conclusion of the competition.


  • Your essay must be between 800 and 1,000 words.
  • You must answer the question as specified above.
  • Your essay must be uploaded in Word or PDF format, without your name appearing in the document.
  • Deadline submission: Friday 14th April by 14:00 GMT. Please note that late entries cannot be accepted.
  • All entries will be acknowledged by email. Please check your junk folder if you haven’t received it. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to provide feedback on unsuccessful entries.
  • The winner must be willing to be in any publicity that we or Bayfield publish related to the prize, which can include: a picture, name, testimonial by video and/or writing etc.
  • Winners are entitled to refer to the achievement on their CV.
  • Harvard Referencing is to be used where possible.
  • The essay must be the sole creation and original work of the entrant. Any form of plagiarism will result in an automatic disqualification.

Previous Essay Competition Winners

Essay Competition 2022 – Winner: Dylan Francis Mackie
Essay Competition 2021 – Winner: Jared Harvey

About Bayfield

Founded in 1998, Bayfield Training is a prominent global supplier of investment-grade Real Estate executive education. Having begun as pioneers in the field of Real Estate Financial Modelling, today Bayfield has a huge extended network of experts, specialists, and professionals within the sector.

All of Bayfield Training’s courses provide participants with a new approach to learning and development within their chosen subject area. This experience of ‘new generation executive education’, all created, designed, and delivered by experts, will enhance course attendees’ knowledge and proficiency in the area of International Real Estate, giving students and their companies the tools to progress further and increase their success.

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