Scottish Catholic Historical Association Essay Competition (Bernard Aspinwall Memorial Essay Prize 2019)

6 February 2019

Call for Submissions: Bernard Aspinwall Memorial Essay Competition 2019

Entries from postgraduate students and early career researchers are invited for an essay competition in honour of Bernard Aspinwall (1938-2013). The competition is supported by the Scottish Catholic Historical Association.Submissions of around 6,000 words are welcomed on any aspect of Scottish Catholic history dealing with any period. Biographical, ecclesiastical, Church, architectural, social,theological, literary, gender and other historical themes and approaches are equally encouraged.

The winning entry will be awarded a prize of £250. The winning essay will, subject to normal peer-review and editing process, be eligible for publication in the Innes Review, the journal for Scottish Catholic History (

Deadline for submissions is at 5pm GMT on Friday 21 June 2019.

Please send the entry submissions (with ‘SCHA Essay Competition’ in the subject field) via email to, accompanied by a brief covering letter detailing your full name and eligibility (degree, university and year of studies, or the year of obtaining your degree).

We would like to publicise the winner’s name and essay on our social media, newsletter and website.