The Society offers prizes for the best dissertations received each year on any aspect of childhood in the past. There are two prizes: one for undergraduate students, and one for Masters students. The prize in each category is three year's free membership of the society (which includes the annual journal). The closing deadline for receipt of entries for this year's competition is 31st December 2009. Dissertations completed during the calendar year 2009 are eligible. A copy of your thesis must be submitted along with a letter of reference from your dissertation supervisor, which should indicate the grade awarded to the thesis and provide an indication of its merits. Please make it clear whether your dissertation was submitted for an undergraduate or Masters course. Overseas applicants who are unclear about whether their degree is akin to a UK undergraduate or Masters programme should outline in a covering letter the nature of the degree (including number of years studied, credits awarded and the contribution of the dissertation to the overall mark).

Electronic submissions are preferred.  These should be sent to:

Postal submissions should be sent to:

Dr Dawn Hadley
Department of Archaeology
The University of Sheffield Northgate House,
West Street,
S1 4ET,
United Kingdom.

We regret that we will not be able to return postal submissions.

Contact: for further information.