Awards
& Prizes

 

THE NAVAL REVIEW AWARDS & PRIZES

WINNERS FOR 2020

NOTICE OF PRIZES FOR 2021

 

The Naval Review awards prizes both in support of excellence in academic pursuits, as well as for the best articles submitted to the journal.

A huge congratulation to all prize winners for 2020 who are formally recorded and publicly acknowledged below.

I throw the challenge open to you all in 2021 to raise the bar higher and actively contribute to the discourse of the Review in the year ahead.

The Prizes for 2020 are awarded as follows:

  • The Clive Richard’s (formally Guinness) Prize: a cash prize (£250) awarded to the author (Lieutenant and below) of the best article published in the
    • The winner for 2020 is Lieutenant Zoe Jones RN for her article Fewer Deaths & Less Passion: Future Unmanned Conflicts (Published in NR108/3)
  • The RJD Technology Prize: a cash prize (£250) awarded to one student enrolled at Kingston University for his/her academic paper on a topic relevant to their PWO training or career.
    • The winner for 2020 is Lieutenant Commander Kjetil S Thomsvik RNoN for his article Is Littoral Warfare Outdated? (Published in NR109/2)
  • Naval Review Centenary Fellowship Award: jointly sponsored by the NR and Ultra Electronics the award is for a junior officer to undertake a study period with the Royal Australian Navy. This award involves funded travel to, and around, Australia in order to visit defence establishments over four to six working weeks and requires the award winner to produce a short, focussed academic paper to be published in the NR journal. Full details are promulgated by RNTM.
    • This was not awarded in 2020 due to the pandemic.
  • The Matthew Wills Prize in Memory of Captain John Leach MVO DSO RN: a cash prize (£500) awarded to the officer of the RN, RNR, RM, RMR, RFA or officer cadet at BRNC or CTCRM who writes the best essay on the shared history of the Royal Navy and the United States Navy.
    • The winner for 2020 is Major Mick Trafford RM for his article Why did the Allies Win the Battle of the Atlantic? (Published in NR108/2)
  • The Matthew Wills Prize in Memory of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Leach GCB DL: a cash prize (£500) awarded to the officer of the RN, RNR, RM, RMR, RFA or officer cadet at BRNC or CTCRM who writes the best essay on Royal Navy/United States Navy cooperation in the 21st Century.
    • The winner for 2020 is Lieutenant Michael Golden RN for his article Riding the Tiger: The Case for Cooperation with China in the Middle East (Published in NR108/3)
  • The Warden Berry Prize for Reservists: This prize has been opened to wider competition from 2020.  A cash prize (£500) open to serving personnel of any age in the Royal Naval Reserve(RNR), Royal Marines Reserve(RMR) and University Royal Naval Units(URNU). The aim of the prize is to encourage members of the Reserves to submit articles about maritime and geo-strategic affairs, the roles of reserves in military and naval operations and matters in their civilian employment from which the service could usefully learn.  Submissions must be with the Editor of The Naval Review (editor@naval-review.com) by 1 December each year with the winner being announced in the following February issue of the journal.  The prize will be judged by the NR Editor and RNR senior officers.
    • The winner for 2020 is Midshipman Ben Fernando RNR for Disability: the next front in diversity and inclusion? (Published in NR109/2)
  • The Editor’s Prize for the Best Debut Article: a cash prize (£150):
    • The winner for 2020 is Lieutenant  Commander Oliver Clark RN for his article Channel Counter-Migration Operations – A Royal Navy Issue? (Published in NR108/4)
  • The Editor’s Prize for the Most Original Article: a cash prize (£150):
    • The winner for 2020 is Major M Baylis RM for his article The Changing Culture of Innovation: Opportunities and Pitfalls (Published in NR108/2)