Since 2016, the Royal Studies Journal has featured two prizes - one for the best new book in the field and another to recognize new research from graduate students and early career scholars. The prizes were initially sponsored by Canterbury Christchurch University and are now sponsored by Winchester University Press. From 2020, the RSJ moved to a biennial scheme, alternating between the book and article prizes in order to increase the number of entries eligible for nomination by extending the time period for works under consideration.
In 2021 the article prize will be awarded for the best article or chapter by a postgraduate student or early career scholar—either a previously published piece or one which has not yet been published. The prize is worth £100 and will be awarded at the Kings and Queens 10 conference to be hosted by the University of the Highlands and Islands Centre for History from 29 June-2 July 2021. The book chapter/article prize winner will also be featured in the December 2021 issue of the Royal Studies Journal—if the article is unpublished it will be published in the issue and if it has already been published, links and full publication details will be given or if the publisher gives permission, it may be reprinted in the December issue. There may be honourable mentions for highly commended runners-up.
To nominate a piece for consideration for the prize, you must complete the online form (see link below) AND send a copy of the article or chapter to the RSJ (email@example.com) by 31 March 2021.
Please click HERE to read the full guidelines for the PGR/ECR Article prizes and click HERE for an interview with the Article Prize Committee Chair for helpful tips on submissions for the article prize.
Please complete the nomination form (see link below). Fill out the form and when you are finished click the save icon on the menu bar to save a copy of your nomination. Then email your saved nomination form, along with a copy of the article or chapter in PDF or Word format to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed nominations must be submitted by email no later than 31 March 2021 to email@example.com - your nomination form will then be considered by the prize awarding committee.