Friday, May 19, 2017

Alfred Oscroft Essay Prize for undergraduate work on place-names

English Place-Name Society

Alfred Oscroft Essay Prize

The English Place-Name Society is delighted to introduce the Alfred Oscroft Essay Prize for undergraduate work on place-names. Details of how to enter a student's work for the prize, along with information about Alfred Oscroft, can be found below.

Please note that submissions should be made by tutors rather than students.
Any queries should be addressed to

Information about the Essay Prize

  1. Entries are invited of work on place-names which has been submitted as part of an undergraduate module or course.
  2. Submissions should not exceed 3,000 words (excluding bibliography).
  3. Submissions should be made by tutors, rather than students, by 1st August each year. The winner will be announced by 31st October of the same year.
  4. Entries should be submitted electronically, as a Word document or PDF.
  5. Entries will be judged by the Honorary Director of the Survey of English Place-Names and a panel appointed by the Honorary Director (excluding tutors who have made submissions on behalf of their students).
  6. A prize of £250 will be awarded annually for the best submission, and £100 for the runner-up. Winners will be listed on the EPNS website and in the Society's journal, and both the winner and runner-up will also receive a copy of Oscroft's book Place-Names of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Entries should be sent electronically to:

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