For the last 25 years the Hoffman prize winners habe been chosen by one of the 6 single "Stratfordian" adjudicators illustrated here.
Some earlier Hoffman Price winners - all conservative "Stratfordian" Academic Experts - .
→Calvin Hoffman, born Leo Hochman NY (1906 – 1986), was an American theater critic, press agent and writer who popularized in his groundbraking book "The Murder of the man who was SHAKESPEARE(1955)" the →Marlovian Theory that playwright →Christopher Marlowe was the actual author of the works attributed to William Shakespeare. With his approaching death Hoffman realized not to be able to finally prove his work: he bequeathed his entire substantial fortune to the Kings School of Canterbury as the "The Calvin & Rose G Hoffman Marlowe Memorial Trust" (registered charity no. 289971) dedicated to future research to pursue the Marlovian line of his inquiry, with an annual price, and a Principal Prize, which will be [finally] awarded to the person who
"has in the opinion of the King's School furnished irrefutable and incontrovertible proof and evidence required to satisfy the world of Shakespearian scholarship that all the plays and poems now commonly attributed to William Shakespeare were in fact written by Christopher Marlowe."
Since a quarter of a century the →Annual Hoffman Prize -was awarded (according to the Marlowe Society-) ... to the person who submits to The King's School (Canterbury) an essay that most convincingly examines and discusses in depth ... the authorship of the plays and poems (now commonly attributed to William Shakespeare) with particular regard to the possibility that Christopher Marlowe wrote some or all of those plays and poems, or made some inspirational creative or compositional contributions towards the authorship of them..
For many years an invisible Shakespeare Cartell (represented by the Kings School Canterbury) designated a singular adjudicator (until today conservative "Stratfordians", s.above) who - in the first 15 years or so - didn't take care to the primary motif of Calvin Hoffman, and awarded the prize always to "Stratfordians" until Peter Farey made public these significant inconsistencies .- The longest time the Shakespeare Cartell must have been (and still is) convinced that Hoffmann's thesis was basically ridiculous, the offspring of a "Lost one"....[personal interpretation].(s.Stanley Wells first adjudicator - s.Blogs→ 148, → 132, → 118, →119, →97, →21, →20, →11 )
Hoffman's (ethical) standards have been fully taken for a ride.
Acedemic supression of the →Marlowe/Shakespeare Thesis for a long time was so perfect, that there were no outstanding Marlowians (like Dolly Wraight) , who dared to apply for an award. - The financial ressources and spenditures of the The Calvin & Rose G Hoffman Marlowe Memorial Trust (Charity) ,worth about a one million pounds (Ref), have never been made publicly available!