14th May 2024

The SCCJR is sponsoring a prize for the best PGR (postgraduate) paper at the British Society of Criminology Conference 2024 in Glasgow. The 1st prize is £250 worth of vouchers and the 2nd prize is £100 of vouchers.

To be considered, you must be speaking at the BSC PGR conference, and submit a piece of writing no more than 1,000 words in length, which is based on or closely related to your BSC presentation.

Please note, this is not a formal piece of academic writing, so you do not have to provide references or a bibliography, although you may provide hyperlinks to relevant research if you wish. The style of writing we are looking for is public-facing, so imagine that you are writing for an outlet such as The Conversation – https://theconversation.com/uk – which distributes academic research to a wider audience.

Submit your 1,000 word piece as a Word document to dominic.aitken@strath.ac.uk by Friday 28 June 2024 at 4pm. Winners will be announced at the PGR conference on Tuesday 9 July 2024.

We look forward to reading your submissions!