News: The 2014 Bob Chapple Archaeological Essay Prize

The 2014 Bob Chapple Archaeological Essay Prize for students of Irish archaeology, in association with Wordwell Books.

The competition is now open and accepting entries.

One prize of a €60 voucher from Wordwell Books Ltd. (there will be no cash alternative)  for redemption against their stock along with the title ‘2014 Bob Chapple Archaeological Essay Prize Winner’.

Eligibility

1) At time of submission: any registered student (full time/part time/mature student etc.) at any third level institution (University, Institute, etc.).
2) Carrying out original research on any aspect of Irish archaeology of any period.
3) Research is part of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree/diploma (BA, BSc, MA, MSc, MPhil, PhD etc.).
Clarification: there is no restriction on nationality (i.e. the competition is not just open to Irish students), nor is there any restriction on where the individual is studying, merely on the subject matter that they study. For example: a Belgian student studying Irish archaeology in Canada = eligible. An Irish student studying Bulgarian archaeology in Dublin = ineligible.
Format of entry
1) Essay in English of not more than 5000 words describing the research being undertaken, highlighting its importance and (where applicable) outlining results etc.
2) To be published on this blog.
3) Reading level to be directed towards a professional archaeologist/interested non-professional level, but non-specialist in the specific research area.
Clarification: The entrant may choose their preferred method of communicating their research – either as a formal ‘paper’/’journal article’ style with bibliography, or a less formal ‘blog post’ style – or anything in between – the choice is yours.
4) Accompanied by at least one photograph/appropriate image.
5) Entry to be accompanied by brief resume about the entrant for publication, including third level institution and course being attended.
6) Only one entry per student will be accepted for publication.
Submission
1) By email to rmchapple[at]hotmail.com
2) Text in MSWord (or compatible format), single spaced with ‘don’t add space between paragraphs’ box checked. Images in .jpg format, preferably in ‘web-friendly’ sizes.
Competition
1) 2014 competition open from December 6th 2013 to November 1st 2014.
2) Winner to be decided & announced by January 2015. Winner will be notified by email.
Prize
1) One prize of a €60 voucher from Wordwell Books Ltd. (there will be no cash alternative)  for redemption against their stock along with the title ‘2014 Bob Chapple Archaeological Essay Prize Winner’.
Judging
1) Winner will be determined by a panel of judges, convened by myself.
2) In the event of a tied decision, I will hold a casting vote.
3) All decisions final.
4) No additional correspondence entered into & no purchase necessary etc.

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