David W. Smith Memorial Prize, supported by Routledge Publishers
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.
Our 2020 competition has been postponed, whilst we revise how we run the prize.
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