David Berry Prize – Guidelines

The David Berry Prize is for the best essay addressing an aspect of Scottish history. The winner is awarded a prize of £250.

  • The essay submitted must be a genuine work of research based on original (manuscript or printed) materials.
  • The essay should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length (excluding footnotes and appendices).
  • Essays already published or accepted for future publication are eligible for submission.
  • Previous prize winners are not eligible to enter for the prize again.
  • Please note that an electronic copy of your essay will need to be uploaded to the entry form. Your name should not appear on the typescript.
  • The closing date for entries is 31 December 2017.
  • The Prize will be announced at the Society’s Annual Reception in July 2018.

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