The Rosie Choueka Memorial Essay Prize 2019-2020

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The Rosie Choueka Memorial Essay Prize 2019-2020


The deadline for the annual Rosie Choueka Memorial Essay Competition is looming for Friday 3rd April 2020‎ – but still time to craft a winning entry!!

Please see below link to the details and rules of the competition. Please commend the essay competition to your junior colleagues – the first placed essay wins £1000 and the author will be asked to present the essay to the PLA membership in due course. We look forward to receiving your entries – any questions, please do contact Rebecca Rees as directed in the competition rules.

The Procurement Lawyers’ Association is proud to announce its Fifth Annual Essay Competition.

This annual competition has been established in memory of Rosie Choueka, a committed and hard-working member of the PLA’s Executive Committee who sadly passed away in 2015 following a valiant fight against breast cancer.

Rosie had a passion for public procurement law which the PLA aims to honour by encouraging young lawyers (students, solicitors and barristers (or national equivalents) up to 2 years post qualification status) to submit an essay of not less than 2000 words and not more than 3000 words on different public procurement subjects. This year the chosen topic is:

“When is an error in evaluation sufficiently “manifest” to support the intervention of the courts?”

The essay should be submitted to the PLA by no later than 5pm on Friday 3rd April 2020 via email to Rebecca Rees at Trowers & Hamlins LLP (

We are pleased to announce that the following prizes will be available for the winning essays:

  • £1000 – first prize
  • £500 – second prize
  • £250 – third prize

The winner will be invited to present their paper at the autumn 2020 meeting of the Procurement Lawyers’ Association.

Further details and competition rules can be found in the document which can be downloaded from the following link:

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