IPEd Prize - entries close 7 December
Posted on: 20 November 2012
The Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd) seeks to support and foster research in editing and publishing, as part of its broader mission to enhance the profession of editing.
As part of this mission IPEd is sponsoring an annual prize of $250 for an essay or paper written as part of the requirements for a postgraduate degree in editing, publishing or another discipline that permits a focus on editing.
Essays should be submitted as Word documents, double-spaced, and sent as email attachments, to the IPEd company secretary by Friday 7 December 2012.
Submissions may be term papers, essays written as part of course work, or articles submitted for publication during a professional doctorate candidature. Students are advised to discuss with their program director the advisability of their submitting a paper for the IPEd Prize.
Essays submitted for the IPEd Prize will be judged on the basis that they:
- contain original research on issues in editing and publishing
- present a well-structured argument
- use and properly document primary and secondary sources
- are engaging and well written
- are well edited
- contain between 2000 and 3500 words
- have gained a High Distinction or A+ grade from university assessors.
IPEd will appoint a panel of well-qualified reviewers to judge the essay prize.
The winning essay will be published on the IPEd website and the author will be invited to present its findings at the next biennial IPEd national editors conference.
Results will be announced in early 2013.
Essays should be accompanied by the entry form.