The essay prize of the Garden History Society was established to encourage vibrant, scholarly research in the field of garden history. It is open to any student registered in a bona fide university or institute of higher education, or any student who has graduated from such an institute in the past twelve months.
Submissions must be 5000–6000 words and the only restriction on subject matter is that it must be of relevance to garden history. Deadline for the 2010 competition is April 30.
The prize includes a cheque for £250 (to be awarded at the GHS Annual Summer Garden Party), free membership of the society for a year and consideration for publication in the peer-reviewed, scholarly journal Garden History.
Note that the prize is not restricted to UK citizens or residents. Past winners include yours truly...full information (including rules and entry forms) at the GHS website!