The Connell Guides Essay Prize is open to any sixth form pupil studying English Literature as part of an AS Level, A Level or IB Course. There will be a prize of £1,000 for the winning essay. Each of five runners-up will receive a £100 book token. The 2015 judge Philip Pullman wants to know which novel, play, or poem has made an impact on you, and why you find it interesting and enjoyable. Reopening 2017.