Thursday, July 29, 2010

2010 JRCLS Religious Freedom Writing Competition

Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition

Open to all JRCLS Student Members
Purpose:  To promote quality research and writing by the student members of the Society on the important topic of religious freedom.
Form:  Scholarly paper of at least 2000 words, but not more than 3000 words, typed, thoroughly cited and presented in publishable format.  Papers must conform to bluebook requirements and may include footnotes.  Word count refers to text, exclusive of footnotes. 
Submission:  All papers must be submitted no later than August 21, 2010 by e-mail to Please submit papers in pdf or docx formats. You will receive e-mail confirmation of submission.  If you don't get a confirmation, please call Jennifer at 1-703-753-4543.
First Place: $1,500 cash award plus a $500 travel reimbursement to attend Awards Dinner in Washington DC in October 2010.
Second Place: $1000 cash award
Third Place:  $500 cash award
Honorable Mentions: Additional meritorious papers will be recognized.
Selection:  Awards announced the first week of September 2010.
Questions:  Inquiries may be directed to

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