may, 2020

03may1:00 am1:00 amFree entry!Mavis Batey Essay PrizeInternational Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: 6,000
Top Prize: £250, free membership of the Gardens Trust for a year and consideration for publication in our peer-reviewed, scholarly journal

Event Details

The annual Mavis Batey essay prize is intended to encourage vibrant, scholarly writing and new research relating to garden history. The competition especially aims to encourage those who have not yet had their work published. It is open to any student, worldwide, registered in a bona-fide university or institute of higher education, or who has recently graduated from such an institution.

Entries are now invited for the 16th annual Mavis Batey Essay Prize. The closing date for submissions is 6pm on 3rd May 2020.

Submissions must be 5,000 to 6,000 words long and the only restriction on subject matter is that it must relate to some aspect of garden history. This could include explorations of little-known gardens, or an aspect of botany, ecology, horticulture, archaeology, social history, architecture, design or sculpture.

The prize includes an award of £250, free membership of the Gardens Trust for a year and consideration for publication in our peer-reviewed, scholarly journal Garden History.

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