THE NAVAL REVIEW AWARDS & PRIZES: WINNERS IN 2017 & NOTICE OF PRIZES FOR 2018
For many years The Naval Review has awarded prizes both in support of excellence at staff college and other academic pursuits, as well as for the best articles submitted to the journal.
A huge congratulation all prize winners for 2017 who are formally recorded and publicly acknowledged below.
I throw the challenge open to you all in 2018 to raise the bar higher and actively contribute to the discourse of the Review in the year ahead. Prizes awarded are for:
- 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 2017 is Lieutenant Ian Smith RM (noting his article in NR105/4 was a close second).
- The RJD Technology Prize: a cash prize (£250) and membership of the NR for 2 years 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 2017 is Lieutenant Commander Scott Dixon RAN (published in this edition of the NR).
- 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 (RNTM 07-052/17 covers the 2018 award).
- The winner for 2017 was: Lieutenant Commander Jim Lupini RN (published in NR105/4).
- 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 2017 is Lieutenant Andrew Young RN (published in this edition of the NR).
- 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 2017 is Lieutenant Lynsey Sewell RN (published in NR105/4).
- 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 (email@example.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 Editors Prize for the best debut Article: a cash prize (£150):
- The winner for 2017 is Commodore Andrew Burns RN (published in NR105/3)
- The Editors Prize for most original article: a cash prize (£150):
- The winner for 2017 is Commodore (Rtd) Steve Jermy RN (published in NR105/1)
- Professional Staff Training Awards: two years’ membership of the Naval Review is awarded to the following (any student already a member will have his/her subscriptions reimbursed for those two years):
- Top Naval Service student on the Advanced Command & Staff Course. Not awarded on this occasion.
- Top student on the Advanced Command & Staff Course (Reserves). Not awarded on this occasion.
- Top students on each Initial Command & Staff Course (Maritime). In 2017 these were awarded to Lieutenant D C Lee RN, Lieutenant P D Curry RN, Lieutenant F Bond RN and Lieutenant D R Greenwood RN.
- Top student on the Initial Command & Staff Course (Maritime Reserves). In 2017 this was awarded to Lieutenant R H Herbert-Burns RNR
- Two officers from each Initial Warfare Officers Foundation course at BRNC for the best academic performance. In 2017 these were awarded to Midshipman R Higgins, Midshipman A Steeples, Midshipman D Kelly-Fletcher and Midshipman T Hillier
- One officer each RM Young Officer batch. In 2017 this was awarded to Lieutenant B J J Lynock RM
- Professional Staff Training Awards: one year’s membership of the Naval Review is awarded to the following (any student already a member will have his/her subscriptions reimbursed for those two years):
- Second and third placed students on each Initial Command & Staff Course (Maritime). In 2017 these were awarded to Warrant Officer N R Harland, Lieutenant N H Jones RN, Lieutenant D E Stradling RN, Lieutenant S E Greenfield RN, Lieutenant B H Cator RN, Lieutenant S Haynes RN, Lieutenant R P Cheyne RN and Lieutenant A M Prevett RN.