UU History & Heritage Prizes for 2012

UU Heritage prizes will be awarded for the best sermon, story, essay, or poem collection dealing with some aspect of our Unitarian Universalist heritage. The Unitarian Universalist Historical Society announces . . .

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, 2012

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, 2012

Heritage Project Prize $500 awarded in 2012

The Heritage Project Prize will be awarded in 2012 for the best project, sponsored by a local congregation or organization, dealing with some aspect of Unitarian Universalist heritage. A project might be an event, a resource guide, a webpage, or anything that connects Unitarian Universalists to their heritage. To have a project considered, please submit a five page description of the project, with whatever accompanying materials (flyers, photos, web links) are needed to convey a clear sense of what was done. Deadline: June 1, 2012

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 2008. 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 2011 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 2012 we welcome submissions for the Youth Heritage Prize, Seminarian History Prize, and Heritage Project Prize. Please direct submissions and questions to Dan McKanan atdmckanan@hds.harvard.edu. 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 Historical Society.

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