The Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee invites student scholars at the high school, college and university, and graduate school and seminary levels to submit research papers on topics related to Mennonite and Anabaptist history.
Class I – Graduate school and seminary
Class II – College and university
Class III – High school
First place in each category – $100 plus one-year subscription to Mennonite Quarterly Review.
Second place – $75
Third place – $50
Each entrant will receive a one-year subscription to Mennonite Historical Bulletin.
1. Entries must be written during the 2010-2011 academic year and address a subject related to Anabaptist or Mennonite history. This may include congregational and institutional histories, biographies, and the historical development and impact of literary, theological, cultural, and social movements. It is expected that the papers will use a variety of sources and do more than
summarize existing materials.
2. Papers must be typed with the following information on the last page of the essay: author’s name, mailing address, e-mail address, school, and category entered.
3. All papers become property of the Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee. By submitting the paper to this contest, the author grants right of first refusal to the Historical Committee to publish the essay, in whole or in part, in Mennonite Historical Bulletin and on its website. Unless specified otherwise at the time of submission, the author also grants the Historical Committee permission to make copies of the essay, in whole or in part, for individuals and other archives and libraries if requested.
4. Submit entries in electronic format via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or on computer disk to Horsch Contest, Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526. Also include a digital photo of the author. Accompanying hard copy is also welcome.
5. Deadline – June 15, 2011