History & Heritage Prize Guidelines31-Jan-2013
UU History & Heritage competition with $500 prizes. The Youth Heritage prize will be awarded for the best sermon, story, essay, or poem; the Seminarian History prize will be awarded for the best research essay on Unitarian Universalist history; and the Congregational History Prize will be awarded in 2013 for the best history of a local UU congregation.
UU History and Heritage Prizes
Youth Heritage Prize $500 awarded annually
The Youth Heritage prize will be awarded for the best sermon, story, essay, or poem collection dealing with some aspect of our Unitarian Universalist heritage. Youth ages 14-20 are eligible to participate. Deadline: June 1, 2013
Seminarian History Prize $500 awarded annually
The Seminarian History prize will be awarded for the best research essay on Unitarian Universalist history. Essays should be approximately 15-25 pages in length, and they must draw on primary sources and be organized around a clear thesis. Persons currently enrolled in an M.Div. program and/or who are Candidates for Ministerial Fellowship are eligible to participate. Deadline: June 1, 2013
Congregational History Prize $500 awarded in 2013
The Congregational History Prize will be awarded in 2013 for the best history of a local UU congregation prepared since 2010. Congregational histories should be at least 40 pages in length. Deadline: June 1, 2013
Religious Education Prize $500 awarded in 2014
The Religious Education Prize will be awarded in 2014 for the best original curriculum created since 2010 covering some aspect of Unitarian Universalist history. Both professional and volunteer religious educators may submit curricula; however, curricula commissioned by the UUA are not eligible. Curricula for children, youth, or adults are all eligible. Deadline: June 1, 2014
The deadline for all prizes is JUNE 1 OF THE YEAR IN WHICH THE PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED. Thus, in 2013 we welcome submissions for the Youth Heritage Prize, Seminarian History Prize, and Congregational History Prize. Please direct submissions and questions to Dan McKanan at firstname.lastname@example.org. As appropriate, winning submissions may be considered for publication in the Journal of Unitarian Universalist History. In addition to the $500 award, all winners will receive a free one-year membership in the Unitarian Universalist History & Heritage Society.