Trench Gascoigne Essay Prize
The Trench Gascoigne Essay Prize, the Royal United Services Institute’s annual competition awarded for original writing on contemporary issues of national and international defence and security, is now open for 2015.
Dating back to 1874, the Trench Gascoigne Essay Prize reflects and reinforces the Institute's status as a uniquely placed platform for free thinking debate on defence and security. Previous winners have discussed the challenge of integrating civilian and military efforts in stabilisation operations, an assessment of the methodology of modern insurgents and redefining warfare.
The competition is open to authors of any nationality and entries are particularly welcome from - but not exclusive to - members of the Armed Forces. One or more prizes within a total of £1,000 may be awarded.
The winner of the 2014 award was
For his essay
Building the Bomb: Nuclear Proliferation in Authoritarian States
At the time of the award Ben Challis was studying for a Master of Science degree in Defence, Development and Diplomacy at Durham University
Details on the competition rules and requirements are available here.
Awards are made on the basis of originality, logical argument, sound analysis, style, clarity and conciseness.
For further information please contact the Competition Manager, Michael Codner, Senior Research Fellow and Director of Military Sciences, RUSI, at email@example.com