The Norman Royce Prize

The Society of Construction Arbitrators Norman Royce Prize of £4,000 is a biannual prize. It is awarded to the author of the best paper on a topic relevant to or touching on domestic or international construction disputes, including, but not limited to, their resolution and avoidance; and the lessons to be learnt from them.

The paper must be new and original work intended to make a substantial contribution to the thinking on construction dispute resolution or avoidance.

The paper must be written in English and should not exceed 5000 words.

A copy of the formal rules is here

Notice of the 2017 Prize is here

The closing date for registration of an intention to submit an entry is 31 March 2017. The closing date for submission of papers is 30 June 2017.

Entries by email to the Hon Secretary at or in hard copy to Rowan Planterose, DAC Beachcroft LLP, 1 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7AA.