Since 2011, BritGrad has presented the Lizz Ketterer Memorial Award to the most promising abstract entered for that year’s conference, chosen anonymously by fellows at the Shakespeare Institute. This award was established in memory of SI alumna Dr Lizz Ketterer, who passed away two years ago. [An excellent piece about Lizz and the award, written by her friend and fellow alum Dr Will Sharpe, can be found here.] We are presenting the award once more this year, and if you want to follow in the footsteps of previous winners Elizabeth Sharrett and Emily Oliver, we hope you will take the following into consideration:
If you want to be considered for the award, your abstract must be no longer than 200 words maximum. If your abstract exceeds this, it will be disqualified from the competition (but don’t worry, you can still present your paper!). You are welcome to continue to edit your abstract and to resend it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d also like to remind you all that every single abstract will be published in the conference literature for delegates to read, so if you just want to polish yours before it is published, please feel free to do so. In all cases, a final version must reach us by Thursday 23rd May. We wish you the very best of luck!