ISASR 2014 student essay prize

ISASR invites entries for the 2013-14 Academic Study of Religions Essay Prize

The 1st prize will be a €75 book token, with two runner-up book token prizes worth €25 each.

The competition is open to any undergraduate student registered (part-time or full-time) in an Irish 3rd level institution for the 2013-14 academic year who would like to present for consideration an essay (previously submitted and assessed in an undergraduate module and which achieved a 1st i.e. 70% +) in the field of the academic study of religions. Essays should be non-confessional in approach and the competition is open to students from all fields or disciplines engaged in the academic study of religions such as Religious Studies/Study of Religions, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Folklore, and historical or critical approaches to theology or scriptural studies.

The essay should have been awarded a 1st (70% +), be word processed and between 1500-4000 words in length (projects, dissertations or minor theses will not be considered).

The submitted work should be from the academic year 2013-14 and must be submitted in PDF format to James Kapalo at j.kapalo@ucc.ie by 7th July 2014.

The essays will be judged by a panel of experts appointed by ISASR. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

All entries should be accompanied by a tutor’s/supervisor’s email confirming that the applicant is a current student and confirming the mark awarded.

The closing date is 7th July