Thursday, October 15, 2020

Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland Essay Prize 2020

1. A prize of £100 will be awarded annually for the best essay on any topic relating to the Society’s interests. 

2. 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. 

3. Essays should be about 5,000 words in length. 

4. Essays should in some way make an original contribution to the subject. 

5. Essays should be doublespaced, 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. 

6. Two electronic text copies of the essay should be submitted by 31 October each year to One of these copies should be anonymised (i.e., with all information which may indicate the author’s identity removed) for refereeing purposes. 

7. 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 of Nomina, who may consider it for publication. 

8. 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. Entries should be sent to the Honorary Secretary: Dr Rebecca Gregory,

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