The Darwin Correspondence Project will award two prizes of £1000 each for the best student essays on science and religion that use materials from Darwin's letters. The competition is open to students from all disciplines, nationalities, and stages of education. One prize will be awarded to a university or post-graduate student; the maximum length for these submissions is 8000 words. The other prize will be awarded to a school student; the maximum length for these submissions is 3000 words. The essay must be in English. The closing date for submissions is 1 May 2009.