The Council of the Church Monuments Society offers a biennial prize of £250 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.
The subject of the essay must be an aspect of church monuments of any period in Britain of abroad. The length (including endnotes) shall not exceed 10,000 words and a maximum of 10 illustration, preferably in colour. The prize will only be awarded if the essay is considered by the judges to be of sufficiently high standard to merit publication in Church Monument.
The closing date for new entries is 31 December 2018. For a copy of the rules and for the guidelines to contributors please see the Society’s website http://www.churchmonumentssociety.org, or contact the Hon. Journal Editor for more details and/or advice on the suitability of a particular topic.
Address for details and for submission of articles (deadline 31 December 2018):
Dr Jonathan Trigg, Editor