British Society of Sports History

Promoting the Study of the History of Sport

Richard Cox Postgraduate Prize 2017

publication date: Mar 14, 2017

Richard Cox Postgraduate Prize 2017

Our conference is renowned for providing a positive experience to postgraduate presenters. The Richard Cox Postgraduate Prize is awarded for the most promising work submitted by a new researcher in sports history.


Authors should be engaged in full time or part-time postgraduate research or be within 1 year of completing their research degree. Co-authored papers will not be considered.

A presentation consistent with the written submission must be given at the 2017 annual conference, although this will not form part of the judging process.

Those wishing to be considered for the Richard Cox Postgraduate Prize must identify their intention when submitting their Abstract to the organisers.


Written submissions must not exceed 6,000 words (exclusive of endnotes and reference list). Presenta-tion should be consistent throughout: font no smaller than size 12, text 1.5 or double spaced. If relevant, judicious use of graphics is permitted. Authors are advised to visit the Sport in History referencing guide here:

Name and contact details of author, paper title, abstract and keywords must be included on a separate page when making the written submission.

Submission deadline: 12 noon Friday 21st July 2017

Submissions should be sent to: 


The winner will be selected by a panel of judges based on the submitted written paper. The winner will be announced at conference and awarded £100. The outcome will also be notified via the BSSH website and newsletter. The author will be invited / supported to submit their paper in article form to the society’s peer-reviewed journal Sport in History.