29 January 2017
This year's essay question
This year’s essay writing competition, which was launched on 9 January and runs until 20 March 2017, is addressing the theme of the Annual General Meeting. Entries from current students and recent graduates working in governance are invited on the following topic:
‘The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an important governance process for the members of an organisation. It can ensure transparency, provide updates and give members an opportunity to vote on a range of matters. New meeting technology and “virtual attendance” products offer the potential to change the format of the AGM. With particular reference to governance, discuss the relevance, future development and challenges of the AGM.’
A top prize of £1,000 and a runner-up prize of £500 are on offer as well as a trophy, which will be presented at the 2017 graduation and membership ceremony in London on 26 May.
The competition, initiated and supported by ShareGift, is in memory of Tom Morrison FCIS, an active member of ICSA and a highly regarded and influential member of the share registration industry. Tom was known for challenging received wisdom and we are looking for essay submissions that demonstrate an original perspective and a fresh approach to governance.
Essays should be 2,000−2,500 words in length and must be submitted online and in English.
Full details of how to enter and the judging criteria can be found on the ICSA website at icsa.org.uk/tmep