The essay must be written in English and must not exceed 3,000 words in length if entered into the undergraduate competition or 5,000 if entered into the postgraduate competition.

No abstract is required. A bibliography may be appended at the competitor’s discretion. The essay must adhere to the style of Pirandello Studies, in which connection pages 3 and 4 of any recent volume of the journal should be consulted.

The essay must be submitted electronically to no later than midnight on 30 June 2015. By the same date a message must be sent to the same address by the entrant’s tutor or supervisor stating that the entrant is a registered undergraduate or a bona fide postgraduate student and that, as far as the writer is aware, beyond initial consultation the essay is the entrant’s own unaided work.

The essay must be submitted as a Word document in the font Times New Roman, 12-point.

The entry must indicate for which competition it is intended and include the entrant’s name, the academic institution where they are registered and the name and e-mail address of their tutor/supervisor.

The prize in each competition will be publication of the winning essay in the Society’s journal Pirandello Studies, volume 36 (2016), whose editor may advise the author about modifications prior to publication.

In each competition the judges reserve the right to award no prize if they deem no entry to have reached an appropriate standard. The results of the competitions will be communicated by electronic mail to all entrants by 1 September 2015. The judges’ decisions will be final and no correspondence about them will be entered into.