The Alastair Rushworth Memorial Award

Jonathan Rushworth, brother of the late Alastair J. M. Rushworth has kindly offered an annual award for the best essay written on topics ranging from technical aspects of organ building to histories of organ building businesses or even an article regarding a particular instrument.

The winner will be awarded £500 together with membership of the ISOB at an appropriate level for one year which will be presented at the A.G.M.

The prize has been established in memory of Alistair Rushworth, as the 5th generation of Liverpool based pipe organ builders of his family who traded as Rushworth & Dreaper Limited, in recognition of his contribution to organ building and the I.S.O.B.

Essays should be between 2,000 and 2,500 words by an individual who is not over 30 years of age on the closing date for submissions, and only one essay may be submitted in any year by an individual. Essays submitted must be original work by the author. Photographs and other illustrations may be included, if desired and style and presentation will be considered, as well as content.

Essays submitted will be considered and judged by a committee appointed by the Council of the I.S.O.B. and a member of the Rushworth family representing the Rushworth Foundation.

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