Winners of the 2017 Yorkshire History prize will be honoured and presented with their prizes at the University of Huddersfield on 12th June 2018.
Certificates and cash prizes will be presented on behalf of The Yorkshire Society by Professor Tim Thornton, Deputy Vice Chancellor.
The Yorkshire Society’s annual competition for essays on the history of Yorkshire was first held in 1987.
It is administered on the society’s behalf by the University of Huddersfield. The high reputation of the Prize is maintained by an adjudication panel of experienced academics drawn from the Yorkshire Universities of Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York.
The Beresford Award for longer essays of up to 10,000 words is worth £300, and the judges may make a second award of £150. For shorter essays, with a limit of 5,000 words, there is one prize, the Bramley Award, of £150.
Entries should be original and based on research, and should not have been published already nor offered for publication. Any subject drawn from the history of places and people in traditional Yorkshire is usually acceptable. Successful essays have often been adapted subsequently for publication in learned journals.
Members and non-members of The Yorkshire Society are welcome to attend what will be a special occasion at The McClelland Suite, Level 7, Schwann Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH.
The event will start at 19.00 and is expected to finish at 21.00. Refreshments will be provided.
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