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Submissions open for EnGRG Undergraduate Dissertation Prize 2023

Each year the EnGRG hosts an Undergraduate Dissertation Prize Competition, celebrating the best UK dissertations relating to the broad field of energy geographies.

The winner will receive a prize of £75, runner-up £50 and third place £25. With permission, dissertations will also be published on the EnGRG website and promoted via our twitter account*.

We welcome contributions from both BA and BSc programmes, as well as from social science disciplines other than geography. However, submissions must engage with the significance of space/place for understanding energy issues, and/or explore the significance of energy or energy systems for understanding the formation of space/place. The dissertation should be for the 2022-23 academic year and should be written in English.

Entries should be nominated by a dissertation supervisor or member of staff from a UK Higher Education Institution. Dissertations should be submitted as a PDF and accompanied by a brief cover letter (max 300 words) from the nominator, describing why they are recommending the study for consideration. Please also provide a non-university email account for the candidate, as contact will likely happen after their graduation. Nominated dissertations should not be submitted for consideration for any other RGS-IBG prizes and departments should not submit more than one dissertation for consideration.

Please send submissions and questions to Jess Britton ( and Helena Hastie ( 

Deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday 20th October, 2023.

*Please note that if there is a low level of submissions, EnGRG reserves the right to reduce the number of prizes awarded or not award any prizes at all.

Winners from previous years are below, including links to their dissertations. 

2023 Winners

2022 Winners

2021 Winners

2020 Winners

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