Alpine Fellowship Academic Writing Prize 2020 (£3,000 cash prize)
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Applications are open for the Alpine Fellowship Academic Writing Prize 2020. The prize is awarded for the best piece of academic essay writing on the theme of the 2020 Alpine Fellowship: Forgiveness and Retribution. Every year writing, visual arts, and theatre prizes are awarded to the best works concerning the years’ theme.
The Alpine Fellowship is a group of writers, thinkers and artists who are passionate about learning and communicating with a view to better understanding themselves and others. They value a capacity for openness – being engaged in critically reflecting on firmly held beliefs; the courage to be vulnerable – speaking from a place of lived experience; the drive for curiosity – being truly able to receive and listen to others.
The think it important to support young people today who may have become somewhat disillusioned by the reality of modern day education. They care about discovering what an alternative model of education might look like. Hence the spirit of the enterprise is necessarily open ended, and they welcome and seek the support, contribution and presence of anyone who relates to what they care about.
- The winner and two runners up are invited to attend the symposium. Winner receives £3,000 cash prize and is invited to attend the symposium. Runners-up are invited to attend the symposium and offered reimbursement of travel expenses up to £500.
- Open to all nationalities, aged 18 and above.
- Entry should be a maximum of 4000 words.
- Academic writing is to be construed broadly, by way of contrast with creative writing, as writing that:
- advances and defends an argument on the question and/or that
- makes a systematic and appreciable contribution to knowledge in academic disciplines, concerning the topic of the symposium.
- Work from different disciplinary (or interdisciplinary) approaches including, but not limited to, philosophy, history, sociology, literary studies, political theory, biology, anthropology, and psychology will be considered. A prime consideration will be the ability of the piece to speak in an engaging way to a general intellectual audience.
- Limited to one entry per person, and one may not submit the same piece for the Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize.
- Text must not have been published, self-published or accepted for publication in print or online, or have won or been placed in another competition at any time. Entries are judged anonymously.
For more information, visit Alpine Fellowship.