About the Prize

The Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize, worth £7,500, is awarded biennially.

View the 2022 – 2023 winner and shortlist.

The first prize was awarded in 1977.

The objectives of the Prize are to recognize work that promotes and encourages peace and reconciliation in Ireland, a greater understanding between the peoples of Britain and Ireland, or closer co-operation between the partners of the European Community.  These are the ideals which inspired Christopher Ewart-Biggs and to which his widow Jane subsequently dedicated herself.

The Prize is administered by the Ewart-Biggs Trust, which includes children of Christopher and Jane Ewart-Biggs, Robin and Kate; and by the Judges’ panel, chaired by Professor Roy Foster.