Why is Sociology Important?

Winning Essays

Sociology: An Integral Part of Society

2021 | India

Sociology: An Integral Part of Society

3rd Place

Sociological essay written by Nidhi Yadav from Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University in India. This essay received a third place award.

Sociology, Nursing, and Empathy

2020 | US

Sociology, Nursing, and Empathy

1st Place

Sociological essay written by Chloe Violette from The University of Tampa in Florida, US. This essay received a first place award.

The Role of Sociology in the Globalised, Postmodern World

2020 | UK

The Role of Sociology in the Globalised, Postmodern World

2nd Place

Sociological essay written by Catherine Simpson from Coventry University in the United Kingdom. This essay received a second place award.

Sociology in our Society

2020 | Nigeria

Sociology in our Society

2nd Place

Sociological essay written by Adamu Usman Garko, a prospective student at  Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria. This essay received a second place award.

Relationships, Society and Interactions

2020 | US

Relationships, Society and Interactions

3rd Place

Sociological essay written by Alyssa Goodreau from The University of Tampa in Florida, US. This essay received a third place award.

The Scientific Study of Society

2020 | India

The Scientific Study of Society

3rd Place

Sociological essay written by Lavrudra Pratap Singh, a student at the Indian Institutes of Technology in India. This essay received a third place award.

Sociological Theories in Practice

2020 | Nigeria

Sociological Theories in Practice

3rd Place

Sociological essay written by Marvis Dike Royce, a student at the University of Lagos, Akoka (UNILAG) in Nigeria. This essay received a third place award.

Why is Sociology Important?

2021 | UK

Why is Sociology Important?

3rd Place

Sociological essay written by Rinki Begum from Fitzalan High School (sixth form) in the UK. This essay received a third place award.

A Prelude To Sociology Of The Future

2020 | India

A Prelude To Sociology Of The Future

1st Place

Sociological essay written by Shannon Fernandes, a student at the St. Xavier's College in India. This essay received a first place award.

Systems of Oppression, Power, and Privilege

2020 | US

Systems of Oppression, Power, and Privilege

2nd Place

Sociological essay written by Michelle Mooney from The University of Tampa in Florida, US. This essay received a second place award.

How Sociology Improves Day-to-Day Life

2020 | Nigeria

How Sociology Improves Day-to-Day Life

2nd Place

Sociological essay written by Perfect Ologunde from Bowen University in Nigeria. This essay received a second place award.

Sociology, Criminology, and Justice Studies

2020 | US

Sociology, Criminology, and Justice Studies

3rd Place

Sociological essay written by Natalia Maldonado from Humboldt State University in California, US. This essay received a third place award.

Sociology as a Discipline for all Disciplines

2020 | Nigeria

Sociology as a Discipline for all Disciplines

3rd Place

Sociological essay written by Adeleye Eniola, a student at Bowen University in Nigeria. This essay received a third place award.

Ethnography and Autoethnography

2021 | US

Ethnography and Autoethnography

3rd Place

Sociological essay written by Alyssa Goodreau from The University of Tampa in Florida, US. This essay received a third place award.

A Sociological Investigation of the Social Impacts of Coronavirus on Families

2020 | Nigeria

A Sociological Investigation of the Social Impacts of Coronavirus on Families

1st Place

Sociological essay written by Sadiq Yahaya, a student at Gombe State University in Nigeria. This essay received a first place award.

Social Change is Why Sociology is Important

2020 | UK

Social Change is Why Sociology is Important

2nd Place

Sociological essay written by James Mair from Marple Sixth Form College in the UK. This essay received a second place award.

Is now the time for ‘entertaining’ politics in the UK?

2020 | UK

Is now the time for ‘entertaining’ politics in the UK?

3rd Place

Sociological essay written by Alice Wilkinson from Queen's Gate School in London, England. This essay received a third place award.

Using Sociology for Social Change

2020 | Nigeria

Using Sociology for Social Change

3rd Place

Sociological essay written by Muhammad Saeed from Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria. This essay received a third place award.

Conflict Theory, Structural Functionalism, and Symbolic Interactionism

2020 | Nigeria

Conflict Theory, Structural Functionalism, and Symbolic Interactionism

3rd Place

Sociological essay written by Hassan Idris from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria. This essay received a third place award.

All essays were evaluated based on the following prompt and guidelines:

Submission for our 2021 essay completion is now closed

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First Place: $100 USD

Second Place: $50 USD

Third Place: $20 USD

Depending on the number of submissions, there may be multiple 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards. Additionally, all essay submissions will be considered for publication on Applied Worldwide's website.

We want to know why sociology is important to you. 

 

At Applied Worldwide, we know that sociology is important, and for the second year we are looking to publish a series of essays that demonstrate the importance of sociology to everyday life. We are calling this series of essays our “Sociology is Important” collection. You can view last year's award winning essays toward the bottom of this page.

 

As a student, we know that you are regularly considering the importance of sociology, and we are looking for essay submissions that highlight your insights. Our judging committee is looking for original essays that address questions such as:

 

  • How does sociology impact your daily life in important ways? 

  • Why is sociology important in different industries (e.g., healthcare, food service, tourism, manufacturing, etc.)?

  • How might we utilize sociological perspectives to solve real world problems?

​You do not need to answer the questions listed above in your essay. They are meant to get you thinking about the importance of sociology. We want essay submissions to answer the broad question of why sociology is important. Be creative in the examples you use to illustrate your argument(s)! Feel free to use examples from your personal experiences as well as from academic research and theory.

 

Eligibility Requirements and Guidelines

 

Eligibility Requirements:
  • The author must be a student who has yet to receive a four-year college degree (i.e., Bachelor's degree).

  • Any students who have taken a sociology class are eligible to submit an essay, if you have questions about eligibility please contact us at AppliedWorldwide@gmail.com.

  • The student must be the sole author of the essay.

  • No student should author and submit more than one essay for this competition.

  • Essayists from previous years must submit a new original essay if they wish to participate again.

  • Essays must be submitted by April 1st, 2021 to be considered in competition.

Guidelines:

  • Essays should be 800-1200 words in length.

  • Essays must be written in English.

  • Essays must be written exclusively for this competition and cannot be published elsewhere.

  • Essays must address the prompt discussed above.

  • Essays must be submitted as either PDFs or Word documents.

  • Any plagiarism will automatically disqualify essays from the competition.

How are essays evaluated?​

Essays are evaluated based on the following criteria:​
  • How well the essay addresses the prompt.

  • Clarity of writing.

  • Accuracy of grammar and spelling.

  • How well the essay meets submission guidelines.

  • Accuracy of sociological arguments drawn upon in the essay.

  • Creativity used to address the prompt.

 

If you have further questions, please reach out to us at

AppliedWorldwide@gmail.com!