The Longman Prize, awarded each year for the best paper delivered at the conference by a student member of PALA, is judged on the basis of written versions of the papers, by the Chair of PALA and another person nominated by the Chair. The deadline for the submission of papers is 1st November following the conference. The prize is £200 worth of books from Longman.
Papers may include changes to accommodate the comments received during or after the conference, but must be based on the paper that was given there. The papers should not be longer than 6000 words, and should include full references. Entries are welcomed from all postgraduate students who have not been awarded their PhD by the time of the relevant conference. They should be members of PALA (which is free to students) at the time of the conference.
The paper should be sent in an email attachment to the PALA Chair before the deadline, which is usually the 1st November following the conference. Longman Prize submissions will not be automatically included in the online conference proceedings, although authors are encouraged to submit their papers to the proceedings as well. See the submission guidelines for how to do this.
The winner of the 2012 Longman Prize is Rong Rong of Lancaster University. The paper can be found here.
Previous winners include: