Friday, July 3, 2020

Essay prize 2020 by the Society for Name Studies in Britain & Ireland

Know someone who has written about names? Society for Name Studies in Britain & Ireland has an essay prize (£100) for writing on any topic relating to the society's interests of name studies.


  • A prize of £100 will be awarded annually for the best essay on any topic relating to the Society's interests.
  • Submissions are invited from students and other researchers. The prize will normally be awarded to those who do not have a track record of scholarly publication.
  • Essays should be about 5,000 words in length.
  • Essays should in some way make an original contribution to the subject.
  • Essays should be double-spaced, with pages numbered in a single sequence of arabic numerals, and should include a bibliography of source-material used and of books and authors cited.
  • Two electronic text copies of the essay should be submitted by December 11this year to secretary at (replace at by @). One of these copies should be anonymised (i.e., with all information which may indicate the author’s identity removed) for refereeing purposes.
  • Entries will be blind-refereed and the final decision made by a panel normally consisting of the President, the two Vice-Presidents and the Editor(s) of Nomina, who may consider it for publication.
  • Provided an essay of sufficient merit is forthcoming, the winner will be announced at the next AGM, held in the spring of the following year.

 Closing date 11 Dec 2020

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