Sunday, 8 December 2013

Robert M Chapple, Archaeologist: The 2014 Bob Chapple Archaeological Essay Prize in...

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Dear Everyone,

You will all know about Robert Chapple's archaeology blog: it is really a must-read for any archaeology student out there! Now, Robert Chapple is launching an essay prize in honour of his late father. You can read his full post on his blog (see below), and here are the rules to enter the competition (taken from the article linked below):

Provisional Rules:

  1. At time of submission: any registered student (full time/part time/mature student etc.) at any third level institution (University, Institute, etc.).
  2. Carrying out original research on any aspect of Irish archaeology of any period.
  3. Research is part of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree/diploma (BA, BSc, MA, MSc, MPhil, PhD etc.).
Format of entry:
  1. Essay in English of not more than 5000 words describing the research being undertaken, highlighting its importance and (where applicable) outlining results etc.
  2. To be published on this blog.
  3. Reading level to be directed towards a professional archaeologist/interested non-professional level, but non-specialist in the specific research area.
  4. Accompanied by at least one photograph/appropriate image.
  5. Entry to be accompanied by brief resume about the entrant for publication, including third level institution and course being attended.

  1. By email to rmchapple[at]
  2. Text in MSWord (or compatible format), single spaced with ‘don’t add space between paragraphs’ box checked. Images in .jpg format, preferably in ‘web-friendly’ sizes.
  1. 2014 competition open from December 6th 2013 to November 1st 2014.
  2. Winner to be decided & announced by January 2015. Winner will be notified by email.
 One prize of a €60 voucher from Wordwell Books Ltd. (there will be no cash alternative)  for redemption against their stock along with the title ‘2014 Bob Chapple Archaeological Essay Prize Winner’.

  1. Winner will be determined by a panel of judges, convened by myself.
  2. In the event of a tied decision, I will hold a casting vote.
  3. All decisions final.
  4. No additional correspondence entered into & no purchase necessary etc.

Read the full article below:

Robert M Chapple, Archaeologist: The 2014 Bob Chapple Archaeological Essay Prize in...: Had my dad (Robert F ‘Bob’ Chapple) still been with us, he’d have been 72 today ( 6th  of December 2013 ). I think he'd have had quite...

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