In keeping with the stated goals of the Prize:

  1. 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.
  2. The book must be by a living author, and must have been first published between January 2012 and December 2014.
  3. 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.
  4. While publications arising from doctoral studies will be considered, they must be submitted by publishers with clear review procedures.
  5. With regret we can only accept nominations for books that are available in English.
  6. 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.
  7. The judging panel is appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The judges' decision is final.
  8. Books must be nominated through the form on the Michael Ramsey Prize website.