The Tom Morrison Essay Prize is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted an entry. Winners will be announced at the end of April 2017 and the winning essays may be published in the G+C magazine.
Winners will be invited to receive their prize at the ICSA graduation and membership ceremony on Friday 26 May 2017.
The competition launched in 2016 in memory of Tom Morrison FCIS, who was an active member of ICSA and a highly regarded and influential member of the share registration industry. Tom was known for challenging received wisdom and encouraging new thinking and essay submissions that demonstrate an original perspective are being sought.
Entries from current students and recent graduates working in governance are invited to discuss:
‘The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an important governance process for the members of an organisation. It can ensure transparency, provide updates and give members an opportunity to vote on a range of matters. New meeting technology and “virtual attendance” products offer the potential to change the format of the AGM. With particular reference to governance, discuss the relevance, future development and challenges of the AGM.’
A first prize of £1000 is on offer, plus a runner up will also receive £500. Entries should be 2,000-2,500 words in length.
Governance professionals worldwide are increasingly called upon to help organisations perform optimally and to achieve sustainability. The Tom Morrison Essay Prize encourages new thinking and recognises original approaches to governance.
Winning will give you recognition among your peers as a thought leader and impress your boss and future employers. You will also be financially better off. There is a top prize of £1000 and a runner-up prize of £500.
Winners will also be invited to attend a prize giving ceremony in London in May 2017.
If you need help with your entry or require any clarification, please contact Maria Brookes on +44 (0)20 7612 7072 or via email email@example.com.
Please read the following to ensure your entry meets the minimum requirements.
Essays will be judged on:
The judges will also take into account:
When writing your essay, you might like to consider the following:
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