Oxford Art Journal’s Essay Prize for Early Career Researchers

Essay Prize

Oxford Art Journal is inviting entries for its new Essay Prize for Early Career Researchers. The Essay Prize for Early Career Researchers aims to encourage submissions from British and international doctoral students, as well as early career researchers who are within five years of gaining their PhD. The essay will be on any topic relevant to art history and should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words (normally including footnotes) in length.

The Prize includes:
– Publication of the winning essay in Oxford Art Journal
– £500 worth of Oxford University Press books
– A year’s free subscription to Oxford Art Journal

The deadline is 1 December 2018.

How to Enter

Entries should be clearly marked ‘Essay Prize for Early Career Researchers’ and submitted as two hard copies, together with an abstract of 150-200 words, to the Editorial Assistant, Oxford Art Journal, Department of Art History, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.

In addition, please send a cover letter clearly marked ‘Essay Prize for Early Career Researchers’ that also includes your contact details, including email and mail address.

Competition Rules

Essays will be 6,000-10,000 words (normally including footnotes) in length.

The closing date will be 1 December 2018 and papers can be submitted at any point before this date.

The winner of the Prize will be required to verify her or his status as a current doctoral student or as an early career researcher who gained their PhD no more than five years previously. The journal will make due allowance for entrants who have had career breaks.

Entries submitted to the Oxford Art Journal Early Career Essay Prize must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The decision of the judges will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into by the editors. In the unlikely event that, in the editors’ opinion, the material submitted is not of a suitable standard, no Prize will be awarded.


Published by ameliahyde

Amelia Roché Hyde holds an MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she studied cross-cultural artistic traditions of medieval Spain, taking an in-depth look at the context and role of Spanish ivories within sacred spaces. Her favorite medieval art objects are ones that are meant to be handled and touched, and she has researched ivories, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The British Museum. Amelia is the Research Assistant at The Met Cloisters.

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