The Council of the Church Monuments Society offers a biennial prize of £500 called the Church Monuments Essay Prize, to be awarded with a certificate for the best essay submitted in the relevant year. The aim of the competition is to stimulate people, particularly those who may be writing on church monuments for the first time, to submit material for the peer-reviewed international CMS journal Church Monuments. Therefore, the competition is open only to those who have not previously published an article in Church Monuments. Entrants need not be current members of the Church Monuments Society.
The prize will only be awarded if the essay is considered by the judges to be of sufficiently high standard to merit publication in the peer-reviewed journal Church Monuments.
The subject of the essay must be a monument, or related form of commemoration, in a church or churchyard, of any period and location, in Britain or abroad. Entries must be submitted in English. The length (including notes) should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words, with a maximum of 10 illustrations, preferably in colour.
The closing date for new entries is 31 December 2022.
For a copy of the rules and the guidelines to contributors, see the link below. Do take time to look at the Society’s website https://churchmonumentssociety.org and the journal Church Monuments: abstracts and indexes can be found at https://churchmonumentssociety.org/publications/indexes.
Articles should be sent to both Hon. Journal Editors, who may be contacted for advice on the suitability of a particular topic.
Jonathan Trigg Ann Adams
Now open for Entries
The closing date for new entries is 31 December 2022