The TaPRA Postgraduate

Essay Prize

This prize recognises and supports excellent postgraduate scholars anywhere in the world within our discipline.  

Criteria

  • Makes a contribution to a defined field of knowledge (aim and purpose is clear)
  • Is appropriately contextualised through knowledge of subject and existing research
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and appropriate application of theory
  • Offers valid and original perspectives on the chosen topic
  • Demonstrates clarity of argument and quality of expression
  • Demonstrates ethical authorship

Submission

An essay manuscript submitted as a pdf.

To ensure blind review process, the essay and the file name must be anonymised.

The essay must adhere to the presentation guidelines published on the Postgraduate Essay Prize webpage.

Prizes

TaPRA will award up to TWO prizes. The winner(s) will receive:

  • A choice of FIVE free books from Manchester University Press/Palgrave/Bloomsbury
  • A year’s membership of TaPRA. Payment of conference fee or equivalent in expenses (if already attending TaPRA).
  • Mentorship towards publication in a relevant journal.

The author(s) of the prize-winning essay(s) will be mentored towards potential publication of in one of the following journals:

Studies in Theatre and Performance

Contemporary Theatre Review

International Journal of Performance Arts & Digital Media (IJPADM)

Research in Drama & Education (RiDE)

Theatre, Dance and Performance Training

 

Nomination

You do not need to be nominated for this prize.

Regulations

All postgraduates registered for postgraduate study at a Higher Education institution, anywhere in the world are eligible to enter.

Essays must be an original piece of work not already under consideration for publication with a publisher or publishing platform.

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Nomination

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