David W. Smith Memorial Prize, supported by Routledge Publishers

David W. Smith
David W Smith, who also published under the name of David Drakakis Smith, was an outstanding scholar committed to researching on Third World cities. He died in 1999.
The Development Geographies Research Group (DevGRG) of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) normally runs an annual essay competition. This competition is in memory of David W. Smith, an outstanding scholar committed to researching cities in the Global South. He died in 1999.
Watch this space! In early 20201 we will be launching a digital mapping competition with the theme: Coloniality of cities and the built environment. This competition will ask students from schools across the UK to create social media content that explores and explains how colonial rule continues to shape cities. The prize is being run by our essays prize co-ordinator Shreyashi Dasgupta.

Past winners:

2006 Winner: Kimberley Lye from Haberdashers Askes School for Girls, Hertfordshire

2007 Winner: Samantha Kelley from Coombe Sixth Form, New Malden

2009 Winner: Sophie Davies, King’s School, Peterborough

2014 Winner: William Nicolle, Exeter School

2015 Winner: Jack Rogers, Eton School

2017 Winner: Anna McIntyre, Cheltenham College

2018 Winner: Antonia Hagen, St. Mary’s School, Ascot.

2019 Winner: Lara Archer, St Mary’s School, Ascot