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 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 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 subject of the essay must be a monument, or related form of commemoration, in a church or churchyard, of any period and location. 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. Entrants are advised to familiarise themselves with 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
last updated 17 September 2021.
Address for details and for submission of articles
Dr Jonathan Trigg, Editor
contact form: https://churchmonumentssociety.org/contact-us