Edward Schillebeeckx Essay Prize



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Edward Schillebeeckx Essay Prize
In cooperation with the Edward Schillebeeckx Foundation, the Tijdschrift voor Theologie organizes a biennial essay contest for young theologians and religious studies scholars (maximum age of contestants: 35). This prize has been named after the recently deceased theologian Edward Schillebeeckx, founder of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie in 1961. 2011 was the first time this prize has been awarded.

Prizes
First prize: a sum of € 1000 and publication of the essay in the Tijdschrift voor Theologie. The awarded essay will be published in the 53th volume (2013) of the journal.

Second prize (incentive prize): a sum of € 250 and publication of the essay on the website of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie.

The award ceremony will take place in November 2013 during a festive meeting/seminar, organised by the Edward Schillebeeckx Foundation/a special session of the editorial board of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie (form, location and time to be established by the jury).

Jury
The jury will consist of Angela Berlis (University of Bern and member of the editorial board of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie), Erik Borgman (University of Tilburg, Editor in Chief of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie), Stephan van Erp (Jury President, Radboud University Nijmegen and member of the editorial board of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie), Mathijs Lamberigts (Catholic University of Leuven and member of the editorial board of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie), Pim Valkenberg (Catholic University of Washington and member of the editorial board of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie) and Nico Schreurs (emeritus of the University of Tilburg and Chairman of the Edward Schillebeeckx Foundation).

Essay
Participants are asked to submit an essay consisting of an original academic reflection on a subject concerning the relation between religious beliefs and modern culture, from the point of view of either theology, philosophy of religion or religious studies and in an appropriately literary style. This essay or article should present an original, new view on current phenomena or issues. The reflection from the point of view of either theology, philosophy of religion or religious studies may concern one particular of several different forms of religious beliefs or outlooks on life.

The essay should have a minimum of 4000 and a maximum of 5000 word (including notes). It can be submitted in either Dutch, English, German or French. Instructions for style and formatting of the text can be found on the website of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie: http://tvt.boomtijdschriften.nl/



Participants
This essay contest is open to authors who are currently completing or have completed an academic education in either theology, religious studies or a related discipline and who have not reached the age of 36 on 1 April 2013. Authors do not need to have the Dutch of Flemish nationality and do not have to live in either of these countries.

Deadline
The deadline for submission is 1 April 2013.

Ask the jury president Stephan van Erp for the rules of the contest: s.vanerp@ftr.ru.nl


Rules of the contest (2013)


Participants implicitly declare their acceptance of these rules by taking part in the contest.

 

Article 1. Participation



1. This essay contest is only open tot authors who are currently completing or have completed an academic education in either theology, religious studies or a related discipline and who have not reached the age of 36 on 1 April 2013. Participants do not need to have the Dutch of Flemish nationality and do not have to live in either of these countries.
Article 2. Essay

1. The submitted essay should consist of a text in either Dutch, English, German or French, with a minimum of 4000 and a maximum of 5000 words.

2. The essay submitted should conform to the conditions set out in this call for submissions.

3. Essays that have previously been published or offered for publication in a different journal or in TVT are not accepted.

4. The jury will evaluate the submitted articles, taking into consideration the following aspects:

- the way in which the subject matter is treated, with a view to the genre, i.e. in the form of an essay;

- originality, expressed in a special, personal of innovative vision on the subject or a surprising perspective;

- language and style of writing.

 

Article 3. Submission



1. The essay must be in the possession of the jury no later than 1 April 2013, stating name, address, age and phone number and/or email address. The essay must be submitted both as a Microsoft Word-file and a print-out.

2. The submitted essay must be presented in such a form that anonymous assessment is possible. Personal details must therefore be included in a separate attachment.

3. Submissions must be addressed to:

Dr. Stephan van Erp

s.vanerp@ftr.ru.nl

4. The text must be formatted in a font size 11 or 12 and a line space of 1.5 and reasonable margins.

 

Article 4 Prizes



1. Only contestants who have met the criteria set out in articles 1 to 3 of these rules are eligible for prizes.

2. Participants are eligible for the first prize, consisting of publication of the essay in the Tijdschrift voor Theologie and a sum of € 1000. The second prize consists of a sum € 250 and publication of the essay on the website of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie.

3. The jury will reach a decision no later than 1 September 2013. Authors of the awarded essays will be contacted personally.

4. Prizes are non-transferrable and non-exchangeable.

 

Article 5. Award ceremony



1. Prizes will be presented during a festive meeting in November 2013.

 

Article 6. Publication



1. The winning essay will be published in Dutch in the 53th volume (2013) of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie. The runner-up will be published in its original language on the website of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie.

2. Participants agree to accept any editorial changes to the text, needed to prepare the essay for publication. Whenever possible, these changes will be made after consultation with the author.

 

Article 7. Copyright



1. The essay submitted must be free of copyright.

2. The essay will be published under the name of the participant(s).

3. Participants will not receive compensation for any form of publication of (parts of) the essays.

 

Article 8. Jury



It is the sole discretion of the jury to award the prizes to participants. The jury will consist of A. Berlis, E. Borgman, S. van Erp (Jury President), P. Valkenberg, M. Lamberigts and N. Schreurs. Decisions will be by a majority of votes. In case of an equality of votes, the Jury President casts the deciding vote.

 

Article 9. Unforeseen circumstances



In any circumstances not covered by these rules, the jury will decide.

 

Article 10. Liability



The Tijdschrift voor Theologie and the Edward Schillebeeckx Foundation will accept no responsibility for any damage and/or loss of submissions or any other inconvenience related to this contest.

 

Article 11. Final clause



The jury’s verdict is binding. Members of the editorial board and collaborators of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie are excluded from participation. The jury will not enter into any form of communication about the course or the result of the contest. Submitted essays will not be returned to participants.
 

Stephan van Erp

Jury President

August 2012






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