The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has launched a quest to uncover visions of the future from the brightest student minds in the UK.
Entrants must answer the question: what do you believe to be the future threats or opportunities facing UK defence and security over the next 25 years?
The competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students currently based at UK academic institutions.
The 5 finalists will be invited to (virtually) present their essay to a panel of senior current and former government officials, before the final winner is revealed.
The winner will receive a £250 prize and the top 5 will receive certificates of commendation.