In 2004, NASSR and European Romantic Review instituted an annual prize for the best essay published in European Romantic Review. Each competition considers all of the essays published in that year's volume of ERR.
2015: Lisa Ann Robertson (U of South Dakota) "'Swallowed Up in Impression': Humphry Davy's Materialist Theory of Embodied Transcendence and William Wordsworth's 'Tintern Abbey'" (26.5)
2014: Mary Ellen Bellanca (SC, Sumter) "After-Life-Writing: Dorothy Wordsworth's Journals in the Memoirs of William Wordsworth" (25.2).
2013: Kate Flint (USC) “‘More rapid than lightning’s flash’: Photography, Suddenness, and the Afterlife of Romantic Illumination” (24.3).
2012: Karen Junod (Fribourg, Switzerland) “Crabb Robinson, Blake, and Perthes’s Vaterlaendisches Museum (1810-1811)” (23.4).
2011: Nathaniel Leach (Cape Breton U) "The Shame of the Nation: Performing History in Schiller, Manzoni and Byron" (22.2).
2010: Hadley J. Mozer (Flagler College) "'Ozymandias' or De Casibus Lord Byron: Literary Celebrity on the Rocks " (21.6).
2009: Julia Douthwaite and Daniel Richter (Notre Dame U) "The Frankenstein of the French Revolution: Nogaret's Automaton Tale" (20.3).
2008: Robyn L. Schiffman (Fairleigh Dickinson) "Werther and the Epistolary Novel" (19.4).
2007: Alex J. Dick (British Columbia) "'The Ghost of Gold': Forgery Trials and the Standard of Value in Shelley's The Mask of Anarchy" (18.3).
2006: Stephen Cheeke (Bristol) "'What So Many Have Told, Who Would Tell Again?': Romanticism and the Commonplaces of Rome" (17.5).
2005: Tilar J. Mazzeo (Colby College) "The Impossibility of Being Anglo-American: The Rhetoric of Emigration and Transatlanticism in British Romantic Culture, 1791-1833" (16.1).
2004: Charles J. Rzepka (Boston) "Sacrificial Sites, Place-Keeping, and 'Pre-History' in Wordsworth's 'Michael'" (15.2).