In keeping with the stated goals of the Prize:
- The Michael Ramsey Prize for 2016 will be awarded to the author of a theological work that is judged to advance theology and make a serious contribution to the faith and life of the worldwide Church.
- The book must be by a living author, and must have been first published between January 2012 and December 2014.
- The Michael Ramsey Prize is for sustained treatment of a theological theme by a maximum of three authors therefore multi-author works by more than three authors will not be considered.
- While publications arising from doctoral studies will be considered, they must be submitted by publishers with clear review procedures.
- With regret we can only accept nominations for books that are available in English.
- The Prize is £10,000 and is awarded to the author(s) of the winning work. The author(s) of each other shortlisted title will be awarded £1,000.
- The judging panel is appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The judges' decision is final.
- Books must be nominated through the form on the Michael Ramsey Prize website.