Nominations for 2014 Young Historian’s Prize now open

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The National Commission for Culture and the Arts-National Committee on Historical Research Executive Council is seeking nominations for the 2014 Young Historian’s Prize.

Now on its third year, the award is in recognition of the potential of young scholars on the basis of a single work in the field of history. Winners will receive a certificate of recognition and a cash prize of P50,000. Deadline of submission is on August 30.

Nominations may be submitted through ordinary mail to:
National Committee on Historical Research
Cultural Heritage Section, Room 5C, 5th Floor
National Commission for Culture and the Arts
633 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila

Qualifications for the Nominees: 1. Filipino citizen between 21-40 years old at the time of nomination; 2. Executive Council members and of the National Committee on Historical Research (NCHR) and employees of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) are disqualified from submitting entries for the Prize.


Minimum Qualifications for submissions/entries: 1. An original work that contributes to the enrichment of Philippine history and historiography; 2. Single authorship; 3. Demonstrates use of primary sources; 4. Written in proper academic style; and 5. Published or completed work within the last three years.

Documents for Submission: 1. Accomplished nomination form; 2. Hard copy of manuscript; 3. Author’s curriculum vitae; 4. NSO-certified birth certificate; 5. Sworn-statement of authorship; 6. Two endorsement letters from an academic institution, local historical society or practicing historian

Criteria for Evaluation: 1. Topic – 15%; 2. Interpretation– 30%; 3. Data/Sources – 30%; 4. Coherence – 15%; 5. Writing Style– 10%.

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