Prize Essay Competition
The Agricultural Economics Society Prize Essay Award is supported by the David Blandford and Katharine Hassapoyannes Endowment Trust.
The Agricultural Economics Society invites the submission of essays on the following conditions.
(a) In the year of submission, the lead author must be within six years of first graduation or, in the case of non-graduates, under 35 years old.
(b) The subject, chosen by the author, may deal with any aspect of agricultural economics. Essays should be presented in the style and length appropriate to a paper (7,000 words) submitted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Economics. (Guidelines for submission, including subjects covered, are contained on the inside back cover of each issue of the Journal, and on the Journal website).
(c) Essays must be accompanied by a declaration from the author(s) or supervisor that they are the work of the author(s). Preference will be given to essays based upon the original work and experience of the author(s). Where the essay draws on the work and experience of others, including supervisors, full reference must be given.
(d) Anonymous entries should be submitted by 30th November, and sent as an electronic attachment (pdf) with a covering letter containing the author’s details, to the Secretary of the AES, c/o email@example.com
(e) The prize will be awarded to an essay, or essays, judged to be suitable, after any revision that may be proposed by the Editorial Committee, for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Economics. The author(s) of the winning essay(s) will be invited to make a presentation of their essay(s), in a form to be determined by the AES Programme Secretary and to receive the Award and commemorative medal, at the subsequent AES Annual Conference.
(f) A panel of Associate Editors will act as judges, with discretion to award prize money of £3,000 for any winning essay, or for that prize money to be divided among more than one winning essay. Their decision will be final.
Past winners of the Prize Essay Competition (the year shown is that in which the award was presented)
1963 J. B. Dent
1966 D.R.Colman & G.E.Dalton
1971 H.Wagstaff & J.O.S.Kennedy
1977 M.Hector & D.M.Shucksmith
1978 E.J.Woods & P.J.Dawson
1984 J.R.Coleman & P.M.de Kobbe
1995 A.Bailey & P.Vaze
1997 Klaus Saihofer
1998 Mary Keeney
1999 Andrew Barnes
2001 Atanu Ghoshray
2002 Habtu Weldegebriel
2003-2005 No awards made
2006 Abbie McCartney
2007 Danny Campbell
2008 No award made
2009 Laura Greig
2010 Doris Laepple and Graeme Doole (joint winners)
2011 No award made
2012 Giacomo Zanello and Luca Panzone
2013 Marit Kragt
2014 No award made
2015 No award made
2016 Frederic Ang and Pieter Jan Kerstens. Rebecca Owusu
2017 Hao Lan
2018 Alaya Spencer-Cotton
2019 Judith Hillen
2020 Monserrath Ximena Lascano Galarza
Entries must be received by 30th November