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Congratulations to the winners of the awards
There were three categories of award.
The Northampton Award
This was the main award and was for the paper which the Judges considered to best of all those submitted.
The Winner was Bro Alan Bergin from Spain whose paper is entitled
Were King Solomon's Pillars Hexagonal?
The World Award
This award was for the best short paper submitted by a Mason who is not a member of a Lodge within the United Grand Lodge of England.
The Winner was Bro Karen Kidd from the United States of America whose paper is entitled
I Am Regular
The Nova Award
This award was for the best paper by a Brother who has been a member of the Craft for less than five years (at the closing date of competition entry) and who has not been Master of a Lodge.
The Winner was Bro Michael Hallran from the United States of America whose paper is entitled
TOMATO, TO-MAH-TO; Shibboleths Beyond the Craft
The awards were presented by the M.W.Bro the Pro Grand Master Lord Northampton at a special ceremony and dinner at Freemasons Hall Bridge Street Manchester on Friday March 14th 2008. Two of the winners were able to receive their awards in person. Also present were the Grand Secretary W.Bro Nigel Brown and the then Provincial Grand Master of East Lancashire R.W.Bro Paul Rink.