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The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain is holding an essay competition in memory of Julia Briggs, acclaimed Virginia Woolf scholar and a member of the executive council of the society who died in August 2007.

Essays should be written on the topic ‘Why is reading Virginia Woolf still so crucial today?’ Entrants should choose their own title for their essays, which should be between 2,000 and 2,500 words in length.

The competition is open to members and non-members. Members of the executive council and editorial committee of the society, the judges, and the families of both are not eligible to enter. Entries should be mailed to Ruth Webb, 15 Southcote Road, London SE25 4RG. They must arrive by 10 January 2011.

The winner will receive a cheque for £250, presented at the society’s annual general meeting in central London on April 2, 2011, and the winning essay will be published in the Virginia Woolf Bulletin. If the winner is unable to attend the April 2011 general meeting, the prize will be sent by secure mail.

Download the Julia Briggs 2011 Essay Competition Rules and Application to ensure that your application and essay are prepared and submitted properly. The official entry form is required.

For more information, contact Sarah M. Hall at smhall123@yahoo.co.uk.

Student membership in the society costs £10 for those at UK addresses and £15 for those at overseas addresses, per calendar year.

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