2024 Stephen Croad Prize  

Posted: 1 March 2024

Historic Buildings & Places are now inviting submissions for the 2024 Stephen Croad Prize

Do you have a new discovery on historical buildings of England and Wales?

Stephen Croad was an author, researcher and archivist of architectural history and during his career and in his voluntary roles made a profound impact on our knowledge and understanding of the UK’s architectural history.

In Stephen’s memory Historic Buildings & Places now run an annual competition, with a prize award of £500, to encourage new architectural research and writing.

In the spirit of Stephen’s own research and practice, the essay should be on factually verifiable, documented new discoveries on the historic buildings of England and Wales, whether less examined or part of the established canon.

Please read the linked document below for the full set of conditions for making a submission.

Conditions for Stephen Croad Prize.

Submissions should include the author’s full name and contact details and be sent to: editor@hbap.org.uk with the subject heading Stephen Croad Prize 2024.

Essays will be judged by the members of an expert panel and the decision of the panel will be final; the panel will reserve the right to make no award.

The winner of the award will be presented with a certificate at the Historic Buildings & Places’ Annual Lecture, held on Monday 2nd December 2024 at the Alan Baxter Gallery. We ask that the winner attend the Annual Lecture to give a brief talk about their essay and to receive the certificate.

The deadline for submission is 2 August 2024.

There is no age limit for contributors, and we welcome all contributions.

Learn about our 2023 winner of the Stephen Croad Prize.