David W. Smith Memorial Prize, supported by Routledge Publishers

David W. Smith
David W Smith, who also published under the name of David Drakakis Smith, was an outstanding scholar committed to researching on Third World cities. He died in 1999.
The Developing Areas Research Group (DARG) of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is pleased to announce our annual essay competition. This competition is in memory of David W. Smith, an outstanding scholar committed to researching cities in the Global South. He died in 1999.
Lower Sixth/ Y12 students from across the UK are invited to write an essay of up to 1500 words on the following title:
In reference to one city in the Global South, investigate and evaluate in what ways different groups make claims to public spaces?
Essays must be received by Friday 15 March 2019. The prize is £100 voucher from Routledge Publishers. Please include your name, school and contact details with your essay. Your teacher must confirm that the essay is your own work. Essays should be word processed and 1.5 spaced. The word count does not include the reference list.
Please submit your essays (and any questions) to darg.competition@gmail.com.


Past winners:

2006 Winner: Kimberley Lye from Haberdashers Askes School for Girls, Hertfordshire

2007 Winner: Samantha Kelley from Coombe Sixth Form, New Malden

2009 Winner: Sophie Davies, King’s School, Peterborough

2014 Winner: William Nicolle, Exeter School

2015 Winner: Jack Rogers, Eton School

2017 Winner: Anna McIntyre, Cheltenham College