Annual - Deadline 31 October - Prize £1,100

The Curl Essay Prize of £1,100 will be awarded to the author of the best essay, of not more than 10,000 words excluding notes and references, relating to the results or analysis of anthropological work, submitted to the Institute by 31 October.  Dissertations cannot be submitted unless they have been significantly reworked to be a potentially publishable article.  Submitted essays should be of publishable quality.

The prize is open annually to competition among all nationalities. Judges are appointed by the Council of the Institute. Essays already accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere are not eligible.

Four copies of the entries should be sent in by 31 October to the Assistant Director (Administration), Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT (email to the Assistant Director (Administration)). It is helpful if entries can be submitted as both hard copy and email attachments. Entries will not be returned to authors. The winning entry will be announced no later than four months after the deadline for submissions.

Past Recipients