From 2015, the Hakluyt Society will award an annual essay prize (or more than one) of up to a total of £750. Winners will be invited to publish their essays in the online journal of the Hakluyt Society if they wish to do so. The prize or prizes for 2015 will be presented at the Hakluyt Society’s Annual General Meeting in London in June 2015, where winners will be invited to attend as the Society’s guests; travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed. Winners will also receive a one year membership of the Hakluyt Society.
Essays that are based on original research in any discipline in the humanities or social sciences, and on any aspect of the history of travel, exploration and cultural encounter or their effects, in the tradition of the work of the Hakluyt Society are expected to be submitted by 1 November 2014.