Truckell Prize opened to all
Dumfriesshire & Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society is opening up its Truckell Prize to all comers.
In 2009, the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society established The Truckell
Prize, commemorating the late A.E. Truckell and his outstanding contribution to local studies in Dumfries and
The prize was open to undergraduate or postgraduate students from the Crichton Campus,
Dumfries for a research paper on a human or natural history topic relating to the geographical area covered
by the three former counties of Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire. In its first five years the
prize has been awarded on two occasions.
The Society has now revised the terms of the prize as follows:
- The prize is open to all-comers for a research paper on a human or natural history topic relating to the
geographical area covered by the three former counties of Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and
- Entries must meet the editorial standard required by the Transactions of the Society to qualify. The
current Notes for Contributors are available on the Society’s website: www.dgnhas.org.uk.
- The winning paper must be made available for publication as an article in these Transactions.
- The prize will be awarded annually. Entries may be submitted at any time but the deadline for
submission is the 1st of October each year.
- The prize-winning author will receive £500.
For further information and to submit entries, please contact the Chair of the Society’s Research Subcommittee,
Dr David Devereux, 6 Woodlands Avenue, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4BP. E-mail: email@example.com
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