The Society for Army Historical Research (SAHR Registered Charity No. 247844) aims to identify, from appropriately submitted pieces of work, the best essay written on the History of the British Army. This includes any aspect of the Army and its activities, including its Reserve or Auxiliary formations or the civil offices and institutions which supported them. Candidates may also deal with the same material in respect of the armies of the countries of the British Empire/Commonwealth including forces maintained by non‐Crown bodies within the Empire, such as the East India Company, or forces allied to and forming an integral part of the land forces operating on behalf of the Crown (First Nations/Native Americans, for example).
The competition is open to both University Undergraduates and Sixth Form School Students. The Competition will award a prize of £300 for the winner and a prize of £100 for the runner‐up, along with a Certificate, in each of the two classes, Sixth Form and Undergraduate. Prize winners will be invited to the subsequent Templer Medal and Prize event to be held in London in April 2014.
The submissions should be about 3,000 words in length. Additional instruction for authors, including the style guide and cover forms, can be downloaded here.
Essays should be submitted electronically to Dr. Ilya Berkovich at firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of 15 February 2014.
Informal enquiries about the essay competition can be made to Dr. Philip Kerry at email@example.com