Article/Chapter Prize Rules 2023
1. The purpose of the Article/Chapter Prize is to acknowledge and support the advancement of research in the field of Australasian law, literature and humanities.
2. The Prize Committee will award the prize to the author or authors whose published article or chapter, in the judgment of the Committee, makes the most significant contribution to the field of law, literature and humanities since the awarding of the last Article/Chapter Prize.
3. The winner will receive a prize certificate from the Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia (“LLHAA”), will have their work publicised on the Association’s website/blog, and will be invited to attend a prize ceremony.
4. At the Prize Committee’s discretion, an additional award for an Article/Chapter by an Early Career Researcher (within the first 5 years of their PhD at the time of publication) may also be made.
5. To be eligible, the article must: (i) have been published since 1st January 2021; (ii) be published by the current cut-off date of 30th June 2023; (iii) be in the format of a single journal article or book chapter.
6. Only a single publication by any eligible author can be nominated in any Prize round, regardless of whether the eligible author is the sole or joint author.
7. Any questions of eligibility will be determined by the Prize Committee.
Administration and Adjudication
8. The Prize will be awarded to the author or authors whose article/chapter, in the judgment of the Prize Committee, made the most significant contribution to the field of Australasian law, literature and humanities in the form of an article/chapter since the awarding of the last Article/Chapter Prize.
9. Significance is to be based on: (i) contribution to the field of law, literature and the humanities; (ii) quality of scholarship; (iii) potential for public engagement.
10. Nominations can be made by anyone.
11. The award will be judged by a committee (“the Prize Committee”) whose members will be established by the current management committee of the LLHAA, and who can draw on a wider pool of reviewers with appropriate expertise to judge the submissions as needed.
12. The Prize Committee will judge the nominated articles/chapters in two rounds, as follows: (i) in round one, at least two members of the Prize Committee will judge each nominated article/chapter in order to produce a shortlist of nominations to progress to round two; (ii) in round two, the Prize Committee will judge all the shortlisted articles/chapters in order to determine the winner of the Prize.
13. The Prize Committee’s decisions will be made by a majority vote and will not be open to review.
14. Where a member of the Prize Committee has been nominated for the award, that member is barred from reviewing their own work, will abstain from voting on the award, and will not be present when the Prize Committee is considering the nominations, although they may contribute to the reviewing for round one
15. The submission of nominations for the prize must be made by 25th August 2023. The shortlist will be publicised in October 2023, and the final award will be announced in November 2023.
16. Nominations should consist of (i) a completed nomination form and (ii) a pdf of the published article/chapter to be considered. Nominations should be sent by email to Daniel.Hourigan@usq.edu.au.