In memory of Dr Vivien Law (1954-2002), and thanks to her generosity, a prize has been established for the best essay submitted on any topic within the history of linguistics. The competition is open to all currently registered students, and to those who have received their PhD or equivalent qualification within the last five years. The prize consists of £100 and publication of the winning essay in the journal Language and History. The prize-winner is also entitled to one year's free membership of the Society and will receive a free copy of Vivien Law's The History of Linguistics in Europe from Cambridge University Press.
The closing date for submissions is 30 September. Entries may be written in English, French, or German, and should not exceed 8000 words. More information about the competition and how to apply may be found at: http://www.henrysweet.org/Vivien Law Prize.htm