Center for Documentary Studies

Documentary Essay Prize

March 1, 2017 - Check back on December 15th for Upcoming Deadline
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A prize of $3,000 and publication in the Center for Documentary Studies online magazine is given biennially for an essay that demonstrates a "reliance on documentary methods, specifically immersive fieldwork, research, and interviewing conducted over periods of time." The winning essay will also be placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library at Duke University. A panel of writers, editors, and documentary artists will judge. Using the online submission system, submit an essay of 15 to 20 pages, a one-page project description, and a curriculum vitae with a $40 entry fee by March 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Center for Documentary Studies, Documentary Essay Prize, 1317 West Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27705. (919) 660-3685. Caitlin Johnson, Contact.