$500 Award for the Best Undergraduate Paper
($250 for Second Place)
$500 Award for the Best Graduate Paper
($250 for Second Place)
Winning Essays to be published in the
Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa
RELIGIOUS STUDIES / THEOLOGY
The National Board of Directors of TAK invites entries for the 2016 Albert Clark Award, given annually to one undergraduate and one graduate student for the best papers in religious studies or theology, as judged by a panel established by the board. Each competition winner will receive a $500 award and the runner-up, $250, The winning essays will be published in the Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa.
Competition guidelines: The competition is open to any student currently enrolled in or graduated from a school with a TAK chapter, provided that the paper was written while attending that school. It is also open to alumni members of TAK. Papers may be submitted through TAK chapter moderators or independently. In either case, a cover letter should indicate the name of the entrant, the school, status as undergraduate or graduate, permanent mailing address, and mailing addresses to be used in the year of submission (2016) and after January 2017.
- Essays in religious studies and in all fields of theology are welcome.
- Only one essay per author will be considered. During the period that the essay is under consideration for publication in JTAK, the author asserts that it has not been published elsewhere and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
- All essays submitted will be considered both for the Albert Clark Award and for publication in the Journal.
- Papers should be double-spaced and should not exceed 20 pages, including endnotes, when typed in a 12-point font size. Shorter papers are acceptable.
- Author's name and school name should be identified in cover letter only - not on manuscript original or copies. The original and copies must be free of any information that may identify the author and may contain no comments by previous readers.
- A manual of style should be followed, preferably the Chicago Manual of Style.
- Deadline for submission is
- Winners will be chosen and notified of the judges' decisions in March 2016.
cover letter and four (4) copies of the essay to:
Dr. Leo H. Madden, JTAK Editor
Department of Theology
|Best Undergraduate Essay||Best Graduate Essay|
St. Olaf College
Loyola University Maryland
Illff School of Theology/U. of Denver
Notre Dame of Maryland
Illiff School of Theology
|2013||Patrick D. Bowen
University of Denver-Illiff School of
|Kiva Shiri Nice-Webb
Loyola University Chicago
Oklahoma Baptist University
|2010||Michael J. Altman
Santa Clara University
|2008||Miles Adam Park
|J. Patrick Hornbeck II
|2002||Erin E. Mountz
University of Wisconsin-Madison