8th Annual GHS Essay Prize 2012 Winner: Johanna Lausen-Higgins All the Gold a Miser Desires: A New reading for the Iconography of the Grotto of the Animals at Villa Castello. 6th Annual GHS Essay Prize 2010 Winner: Laura Meyer Landscape as Legacy: Elizabeth Percy, 1st Duchess of Northumberland, and the Gothick garden buildings of Alnwick. Highly Commended: Sally O’Halloran Keeping the Garden at Knolle, the gardeners of Knole in Seven Oaks, Kent, 1622–1711.
Published in GH 40:1 Summer 2012 [with Jan Woudstra].
Samuel won a place at the 2018 Annual Conference in Canterbury, and had his winning essay published in e-law. Many thanks go to our essay setters and judges, Bob Lee and Donald Mc Gillivray Our judges felt that as the standard was so high the following entrants were worthy of honourable mentions: William O'Brien, Vedantha Kumar and Alex May. The winner of the Andrew Lees Essay prize 2017 is Ciju Puthuppally.
Ciju is a law graduate from Downing College, Cambridge.
Andrew Lees was the Campaigns Director for Friends of the Earth and a leading environmental campaigner on a range of issues from water pollution to illegal waste dumping.
He died suddenly in 1994 while on a working holiday in Madagascar campaigning against a large opencast mine. We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Andrew Lees essay prize 2019 is Ryan Ross.Notwithstanding, the ‘Kampong Garden’s’ popularity was not merely restricted to the elderly of Singapore.As recently as 2014, the “Kampong Garden’ was even appropriated by younger Singaporeans from the emerging ‘grow- your-own-food movement’ as a metaphor for the edible garden.” As explained in the guidelines for the prize, the prize also offers a the chance of publication in our journal Garden History, and it was duly published in our Winter 2018 edition.This is especially so in the context of Singapore where the existence of indigenous gardening traditions has been obscured by the traditional scholarly focus on public parks.In this paper, I present a brief genealogy of one such indigenous gardening tradition in Singapore, the ‘Kampong Garden’.It is a very well reasoned, scholarly but importantly too, very readable piece of work.From the submission abstract: “Garden historians have traditionally focused upon the great landscaped gardens of the elite along with publicly-run parks and botanic gardens.Our annual essay competition is intended to encourage vibrant, scholarly writing and new research, especially by those who have not yet had their work published.It is open to any student, worldwide, registered in a bona-fide university or institute of higher education, or who has recently graduated from such an institution.Submissions must be 5,000 to 6,000 words and the only restriction on subject matter is that it must be of relevance to some aspect of garden history.The prize includes an award of £250, free membership of The Gardens Trust for a year and consideration for publication in our peer-reviewed, scholarly journal Garden History.