[UPDATE] UNC-CH Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition, March 1, 2010 DEADLINE

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Institute of African American Research at the University of NC at Chapel Hill
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The Institute of African American Research (IAAR) will offer a $1000 prize for the best cross-disciplinary, collaborative effort in the Arts and Humanities that yields a historically-grounded script on a topic of African American research. Established and aspiring scholars and writers with expertise in creative writing, literary criticism, philosophy, history, communications, performance studies, sociocultural anthropology, and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. Submitted scripts will be considered for production. There are no limits on the historical time frame or genre of writing. Scripts should be submitted electronically and in hard-copy format to the IAAR by March 1, 2010. Acceptable submissions should reflect African American sensibilities, cultural norms, and perspectives. Submissions should be no more than 50 pages in length, double spaced. Contributions become the property of IAAR which will retain exclusive rights for subsequent distribution and use. Entries will be judged by a panel of experts in the Arts and Humanities. Faculty, staff, students, and community members are welcome to apply. The contest is sponsored by the Endogenous Knowledge Unit (EKU) of the IAAR. Two hardcopies of each submitted script should be sent to EKU, IAAR, 150 South Road, Campus Box 3393, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3393, USA. An electronic version of the same submission should be sent to: iaar@unc.edu Submissions will be judged by experts in script writing, and the winners of this contest will be acknowledged in spring 2010. There are no limits to the number of entries that can be submitted.