History & Heritage Prizes

2017-2019 Prize Invitation:

Seminarian History Prize $500 awarded in 2017

The Seminarian History prize will be awarded for the best research essay on Unitarian Universalist history. Essays should be approximately 15-25 pages in length, and they must draw on primary sources and be organized around a clear thesis. Persons currently enrolled in an M.Div. program, graduates from 2015 or later, and/or current Candidates for Ministerial Fellowship are eligible to participate. Deadline: June 1, 2017

Religious Education Prize to be awarded in 2018

The Religious Education Prize will be awarded in 2015 for the best original curriculum created since 2010 covering some aspect of Unitarian Universalist history. Both professional and volunteer religious educators may submit curricula; however, curricula commissioned by the UUA are not eligible. Curricula for children, youth, or adults are all eligible. Deadline: June 1, 2018

Congregational History Prize to be awarded in 2019

The Congregational History Prize will be awarded in 2016 for the best history of a local UU congregation prepared since 2012. Congregational histories should be at least 40 pages in length; both published books and unpublished manuscripts are welcome.

The deadline for the Seminarian History Prize is JUNE 1, 2017.
Please direct submissions and questions to Dan McKanan at dmckanan@nullhds.harvard.edu.
In addition to the monetary award, the winners will receive a free one-year membership in the Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Society.


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