The Catherine Richards Prize* may be awarded annually for the best article published in Mathematics Today in the preceding year. A second prize created to recognise early career contributors has been run as a competition since 2013. Both prizes will be awarded at IMA conferences where possible.

The ECM Catherine Richards Prize Competition

This prize competition is open to Early Career Mathematicians (ECMs), with a prize of £250. We invite articles on any mathematical topic, including pure, applied, teaching, case studies, etc. between 1,000–2,000 words.

The competition will be assessed by a panel appointed by the Editorial Board. The winning entry will be published in Mathematics Today in 2017 and other entries may also be published in future issues of Mathematics Today. The panel may decide not to award a prize.

Winner(s) will be invited to receive their certificates and present on the topic of their article at the ECM Autumn Conference, which will take place at the University of Edinburgh on 21 October 2017.

Please submit articles to Rebecca Waters by 31 July 2017.

ECM Catherine Richards Prize competition winners

Catherine Richards Prize winners

*Catherine Richards worked for the Institute from 1970 until her death in 1993. She was Executive Secretary for the period 1987 to 1993. The prize fund was created from donations made in her memory.