HOTCUS welcomes applications for its 2020 Article Prize, which recognises the outstanding research published by HOTCUS members.

The prize of £100 will be awarded to the best article on a twentieth-century US history topic published in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal during the 2019 calendar year. Articles published in 2019 as “First View” (i.e. online only and not yet part of a specific issue published in 2019) are not eligible and should be held back for future competitions. Submissions may be made by authors or editors. Authors may be at any career stage, but they must be members of HOTCUS.

The HOTCUS committee will judge entries according to the following criteria:

  • Potential contribution or significance to both the specific sub-field and the wider field of twentieth century American history;
  • Originality and quality of research undertaken, and/or sophistication of methodological approach applied;
  • Value and accessibility to both specialist and non-specialist readers

To enter, authors or editors should email a PDF of their article to the HOTCUS Membership Secretary, David Ballantyne ( by the deadline below. More details of the competition, including details of previous winners, can be found here:

The deadline for entries is Friday 29 May 2020.