Closing date was for last posting date, allowing non-UK competitors
the same time as UK competitors (one US composer entered the competition).
Thirteen problems were received; seven of which found to be unsound, plus the 2nd pr. winner, for eight unsound problems. Nine of the problems were published between 1880-02-28 and 1880-04-17.
While the judge's decision was initially said to be final, a revised award was requested when the 2 pr. problem (Salutation by J. W. Abbott) proved to be faulty.
1 Prize: J. G. Cunningham
Key: 1. Rd6.
Source: Glasgow Weekly Herald, i. 800 (1880-04-03), p. 7, prb. 389.
Forsyth: 5bK1/q2N1p2/2R1N3/5k1B/n7/B3n3/5PQ1/3b4 .
2 Prize: S. H. Thomas
Key: 1. Qg1.
Source: Glasgow Weekly Herald, i. 799 (1880-03-27), p. 7, prb. 388.
Forsyth: 1r1r4/2Np1pP1/1P1k4/1P4p1/1n3pP1/3P1N2/1B1K4/1Q6 .