Open to: Undergraduates and Postgraduates
Each year, LRG awards nine student prizes to undergraduate and postgraduate students for outstanding dissertations or theses written in English, with three awards available for each level of study (undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral dissertations). All submissions must be uploaded here in Adobe PDF format, after receipt of nominating letters from relevant Directors of Programmes.
The Submission Process
A nominated student will find their name on a pull-down list once an appropriate letter has been received from their programme director. It is then up to the student to submit a PDF document of no more than 25MB, along with appropriate contact information. No award is possible without nomination from the appropriate programme director. As such, all nominating letters will be verified. Submissions are for work completed and awarded in the previous calendar year. Undergraduate submissions should be submitted no later than 15 September, MA submissions no later than 15 November and PhD submissions no later than 31 December. Awards will be announced by May the following year.
Note: Inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary submissions should be proposed within the fields of primary academic study and supervision.
- Up to three Doctoral Prizes at £500 for original contributions to knowledge
- Up to three Masters Prizes at £350 for significant academic and creative inquiry
- Up to three Undergraduate Prizes at £250 each for rigorous analysis and output
We make our prizes in a broad range of fields as befitting the landscape topic. We request that course leaders or doctoral programme coordinators make their nomination in one of three categories, also identifying the academic area (to the subject level) in your school that provided the academic setting and primary academic support for the degree.
Our categories include:
- Humanities: Including cultural geography, history, archaeology, literature or philosophy.
- Science, Planning and Management: material geography, environmental management, material geography, planning, and science.
- Art and Design: architecture, art, design and landscape architecture.
The top prize includes a year’s free membership of the Group (which includes a year’s subscription to Landscape Research. Prize money, once awarded, will be sent out on receipt of a 500 word author’s summary of the winning and commended entries. These will then be published under the author’s name on the updated LRG website under the auspices of LR Research Extra. The prize winners will be invited to submit a further article based on their dissertation or project to Landscape Research or Landscape Research Extra, subject to the standard refereeing procedures of these publications.