Wolfe Mays Essay Prize

The British Society for Phenomenology (BSP) and the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology (JBSP) convene the Wolfe Mays Essay Prize on a recurrent basis. The prize is awarded to an outstanding submission addressing a specially set topic. The competition is open to PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) who are members of the BSP.

The prize is named in honour of Wolfe Mays, who founded the BSP in 1967 and the JBSP soon after, remaining the journal’s editor until his death in 2005.

The winner of the prize will receive a monetary award and have their essay published in the JBSP (subsequent to editorial and peer-review). In addition, all shortlisted essays to the competition will also be considered as submissions to the JBSP. The prize will be judged by a jury composed on the basis of the theme from experts from the BSP Executive Committee, the JBSP Editorial Committee and Editorial Advisory Board, as well as specialist independent reviewers. Full details of eligibility, submission, and evaluation criteria for the Wolfe Mays Essay Prize for each instance can be accessed by clicking the links below.

Second Wolfe Mays Essay Prize: ‘Collective Memory’
To be awarded in 2024
Winner to be announced soon
First Wolfe Mays Essay Prize: ‘Engaged Phenomenology’
Awarded in 2021
Prize awarded to Rosa Ritunnano

Questions should be addressed to the JBSP Editor-in-Chief Dr Darian Meacham at [email protected].