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LifeStyle Essay competition

The IAP Lifestyle is proud to announce the launch of an essay competition for Year 12 and Year 13 students participating in the IAP program. All students will have the opportunity to showcase their academic writing skills by composing a 1000–2000-word essay in a formal academic style writing. The competition offers students the chance to win prizes while also fulfilling our curriculum objectives.


  • Raising awareness and encouraging reflection and independent research in lifestyle domains. 

  • Providing students with the opportunity to gain experience in academic writing. 

  • Offering students the chance to win prizes, providing recognition for their hard work and dedication. 

Essay titles

  1. How has social media impacted an individual’s ability to make positive behaviour changes? 

  2. The recreational use of vapes has increased amongst students- discuss the contributing factors and propose solutions/ local interventions. 


  • Completing this essay is part of the lifestyle stream of the IAP, allowing students to take part in the Hackathon in April 2023. 


  • Winner: Glass trophy and 2 one-to-one meetings where students get personalised advice about their personal statement and a mock medical school interview.  

  • Runners up: glass trophy and 1 one-to-one meeting where students can choose to get advice about their personal statement or have a mock interview. 

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