6th March 2019

It’s normal to help

The law firm Taylor Wessing Czech Republic in collaboration with public broadcaster Czech Radio, announces the 7th edition of a national essay contest for university students. Thanks to cooperation with Czech Radio and its succesful project Ježíšek’s grandchildren, this time students can focus on the theme IT’S NORMAL TO HELP. The essays should fopcus on social responsibility and the role students play in this regard. The jury will be inclue lawyers, journalists and members of the Czech branch of the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) .

So that more students can take part in the competition, it is possible to comment within the framework of the main topic on these points in the area of SENIORS, FOUNDATIONS and COLLECTIONS. Great emphasis will be placed on personal insight on the following points:


The competition is designed for all university students. Their task will be to write an essay between 2-4 standard pages long. The 7th year of this competition is for the academic year 2018/2019. The best writers will also defend their work orally at the Taylor Wessing Czech Republic law firm.

New to this year's essay competition is also an increased reward. The student who produces the best essay from the jury's point of view will receive CZK 20,000. The second place finisher will receive a prize of CZK 10,000 and the third place finished CZK 4,000. The prizes are awarded by Taylor Wessing Czech Republic and Czech Radio.

“It’s normal to help – that’s the wondeful slogan on which we have agreed with our partner," says Erwin Hanslik, managing partner of Taylor Wessing in the Czech Republic, adding: "We hope in turn this competition will help further instill this value in the minds of students and continue to be a successful project. We greatly appreciate that along with Czech Radio we have been able to again launch this project."

Martin Ondráček, chief news editor at Czech Radio and leader of the project Ježíšek’s grandchildren, said of the cooperation with the law firm and competition: "It’s just what we need! Not to think of our seniors and vulnerable member of society only at Christmas, but to continue thinking about possibilities to help throughout this year. We look forward to the students’ perspective.”

After the competition closes, the jury, which includes representatives of these groups and members of ELSA Czech Republic will evaluate the essays.

The schedule of the competition can be verified at https://czech-republic.taylorwessing.com/en/essay-competition and on FB sites. Students have until 19 April 2019 to submit their essays on the 7th edition theme. Texts must be sent electronically to the e-mail address events-cz@taylorwessing.com and titled "Essay Competition of TW and ČRo". The full text of the competition terms can also be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/xxxxxxxxxxxxx

The deadline for sending an essay to the above address is 19 April 2019. The winner will be announced in the middle of May 2019.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic