Stephen Croad Essay Prize 2022

Posted: 23 March 2022

The Trustees of Historic Buildings & Places are now inviting submissions for the 2022 Stephen Croad Essay Prize, which was founded in 2019 in memory of Stephen James Croad. The closing date is 31 July 2022. Details are given below. 

Stephen Croad was a dedicated public servant, and in his various professional and voluntary roles unobtrusively made a profound impact on the study of architectural history in this country.

HB&P Trustees have agreed to the establishment of an annual Essay Prize named in Stephen’s honour, with a financial award of £500. The intention of the Essay Prize will be not only to keep alive Stephen’s memory and to celebrate his contributions, but also to encourage architectural research and writing. Contributions are now invited: in the spirit of Stephen’s own research and practice, these should be on factually verifiable, documented new discoveries on the historic buildings of England and Wales, whether part of the established canon or hitherto less examined.

Stephen Croad Essay Prize: Conditions

Please read the linked document for the full set of conditions for making a submission. Submissions should include the author’s full name and contact details and be sent to: with the subject heading Stephen Croad Essay.

Essays will be judged by the members of a panel who will be at liberty to seek advice from other experts if necessary.

The decision of the panel will be final; the panel will reserve the right to make no award.

The deadline for submission is 31 July 2022.

There is no age limit for contributors.