The Geoffrey Brooks Memorial Essay Competition
The contest is open to all DND military (Regular and Reserve) and civilian personnel and students attending post-secondary educational institutes.
Write on any topic of military history or specific military interest that pertains to The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery.
Essay entries should be between 2,000 to 3,000 words in length. The title and page of any published or unpublished work to which reference has been made, or from which extracts have been taken, must be quoted and footnoted.
Entries must be submitted electronically in MS Word format. Authorship of entries must be strictly anonymous. Each competitor will adopt a motto or nom de plume, which will be quoted at the top of the essay and will be the only name to appear on the essay. To further safeguard anonymity, authors will insert their nickname in the “Author” block under “Properties” on MS Word.
Entries must reach RHQ RCA by noon on 30 November for each year. The winner will be announced by 1 March of the following year. $1000.00 in prizes will be awarded. (1st Prize -$500; 2nd Prize -$300; and 3rd Prize – $200)
SUBMISSION TO RHQ
The essay will be emailed to RHQ at firstname.lastname@example.org From there, RHQ will forward the essay (only) to the judging committee. The subject line will be “Entry – Geoffrey Brooks Essay Competition”. The email will include the essay as an attachment and within the text of the email the author will include his/her service number (if applicable), rank, name and address, which will remain with RHQ for administrative purposes.
RHQ RCA will arrange for a committee to judge the entries. The decisions of this committee will be final. Results will be made known in the next issue of The Quadrant and on www.artillery.net. All who submitted essays will be contacted by letter.
RHQ RCA cannot be held responsible for the loss or return of any essay submitted; nor shall they incur any liability whatsoever in connection with the receipt, dealings, judging and reports of essays.
The copyright of any essay submitted will remain with the author, however, submission of a paper to the competition gives The RCA permission to publish said document as RHQ RCA sees fit and to retain a copy in The RCA Museum library and archives.