"Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Canadian Committee on Labour History is pleased to announce the Eugene A. Forsey Prize competition. The CCLH, with the consent of the late Dr. Forsey's family, chose to name it in his honour because of his pioneering work in the field of Canadian Labour Congress. He also served on the committee which founded Labour/Le Travail.
The CCLH invites submissions for the Forsey prize competition for graduate and undergraduate work on Canadian labour and working class history.
Three prizes are awarded annually: two prizes of $250 each for the best undergraduate essays, or their equivalents and one prize of $500 for the best graduate thesis completed in the past three years. Separate committees, established by the executive of the CCLH, will award the prizes.
The committees, like Labour/Le Travail itself, intend to interpret widely the definition of Canadian labour and working-class history. Undergraduate essays may be nominated by class instructors, but nominators are limited to one essay per competition. Additionally, authors may submit their own work. Essays not written at a university or college may be considered for the undergraduate awards.
For the graduate prize, supervisors may nominate one thesis per competition or an author of a thesis may submit a copy. Submissions of both MA and PhD are welcome. Thesis defended after 1 May 1998 are eligible for consideration in the competition.
The deadline for submissions is 1 June of each year. Prizes will be announced in the Fall issue of Labour/Le Travail. Four copies of essays and one copy of a thesis must be submitted for consideration to Forsey Prize, Canadian Committee on Labour History, Faculty of Arts Publications, FM 2005, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NF, A1C 5S7."