A prize of $3,000 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 be featured in the center’s print and digital publications and 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 $50 entry fee by February 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Center for Documentary Studies, Documentary Essay Prize, 1317 West Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27705. (919) 660-3685. Samantha Bechtold, Contact.