Trench Gascoigne Essay Prize
Dating back to 1874, the Trench Gascoigne Essay Prize reflects and reinforces the Institute's status as a uniquely placed platform for free thinking debate.
Awards are made on the basis of originality, logical argument, sound analysis, style, clarity and conciseness.
The competition is open to authors of any nationality but must be written in English. and entries are welcome from - but not exclusive to - members of the Armed Forces of nations. One or more prizes within a total of £2,000 is awarded each year.
For further information please contact the Competition Manager, Simon Rankmore, Copyeditor, RUSI, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions are now open to our annual competition for original writing on contemporary issues of national and international defence and security. Find out more details on the 2022 Trench Gascoigne Essay Prize page and how to enter.
Previous years' prizes
See the winners from previous years.