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New Jersey Artist OPEN CALL for Visual & Performing Artists: Re-Vision & Respond DEADLINE January 8

From the perspective of pandemic quarantine, economic distress, and the collective reckoning with this county’s racist and violent history, how does a drastic shift in the world influence the accessibility of these resources and impact artists’ perspectives?

The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of exhibitions highlighting the State’s visual and performing artists. In partnership with major museums around the state, one exhibition takes place each year, alternating between host institutions. These exhibitions are open to any artist currently living or working in New Jersey.

SOURCE: https://www.newarkmuseumart.org

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Preservation Long Island Nomination for Endangered Historic Places 2021 DEADELINE December 18

Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places Program (EHPP) offers Long Islanders an opportunity to advocate for preservation priorities in their communities while learning how to use tools like landmark designation, tax incentives, and public outreach.

Our EHPP listing partners receive technical assistance and advocacy support as they work to preserve at-risk historic places threatened by a variety of adverse conditions, from outright demolition to the lack of sustainable long-term stewardship plans….

EHPP nominations are open to the public. Listings are selected by a panel of Preservation Long Island staff, experts in architecture, historic preservation, and other related fields, as well as members of our Board of Trustees.

SOURCE: Preservation Long Island<

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NEH Digital Humanities National or Regional Training Program Grants DEADLINE March 2

The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through this program NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and practitioners using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.

SOURCE: https://www.neh.gov

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Underground Railroad Survey Seeks To Identify Local Collections

To aid in this endeavor the Underground Railroad Consortium has created an Archives Survey to establish a list of scholarly collections, and to locate accessible repositories for materials without an archival home.

The public is encouraged to take the survey.

SOURCE: https://www.newyorkalmanack.com

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American Foreign Service High School Essay Contest DEADLINE April 5

Successful essays will identify, in no more than 1,250 words, a situation where diplomats worked on a peacebuilding initiative with partners from the country/region in question, nongovernmental organizations, and other parts of the U.S. government, and then go on to analyze what characteristics and approaches made the enterprise a success.

$2,500 to the writer of the winning essay, in addition to an all-expense paid trip to the nation’s capital from anywhere in the U.S. for the winner and his or her parents, and an all-expense paid educational voyage courtesy of Semester at Sea.

SOURCE: https://www.afsa.org

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John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage High School Essay Contest DEADLINE January 15

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917.

In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.

The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews.

SOURCE: https://www.jfklibrary.org

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National Council of Teachers of English High School Junior Writing Contest DEADLINE February 15

2021 AAW Prompt: My Community.

Sharing who we are connects us to one another and furthers understanding. In this piece, take readers inside a community* that is important to you. Convey the beauty you see there. Compose a piece of writing in a genre and format that best expresses what you would like others to know about your community. Writing options include–but are not limited to–poetry, short story, personal narrative, essay, or graphic storytelling.

Juniors in the current academic school year are eligible to be nominated by their school’s English department. Nominations should be based on whether the writer exhibits the power to inform and move an audience through language. Entries are only accepted from teachers; students may not self-nominate.

SOURCE: https://ncte.org

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World Historian Student Essay Competition for Grades K-12 DEADLINE May 1

The World Historian Student Essay Competition is an international competition open to students enrolled in grades K–12 in public, private, and parochial schools, and those in home-study programs.

The World History Association established this $500 prize to recognize young scholars. A one-year membership in the WHA will also be included with each prize.

Each competitor will submit an essay that addresses the issue: In what way has the study of world history affected my understanding of the world in which I live?

SOURCE: https://www.thewha.org

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Fall Short Story Contest PRIZE $1K DEADLINE December 8

Submit your very best fictional short story in 2,000 words or less. Any theme, subject, or genre is fair game, as long as it falls under 2,000 words.

SOURCE: https://www.writermag.com/contests/



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Pelham Art Center Presents Alexander Rutsch Award and Solo Exhibition for Painting DEADLINE December 15 ~New York~

This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 and older. The winner is awarded a $7,500 cash prize, a solo exhibition and printed catalog at Pelham Art Center.

Rutsch actively supported Pelham Art Center for more than 25 years. After his death, friends, family and supporters established a generous fund to support a biennial, open, juried competition in painting.

The Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition program continues Rutsch’s belief that art transcends all of our humanity. Rutsch saw art as “the stone in the water sending ripples throughout the universe.” His extraordinary work, rich in the celebration of life and our shared human experiences, is included in many public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

SOURCE: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org

Location: Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY

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Innovative Grants for Artists & Photographers DEADLINE December 10

Innovate Grant distributes (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer.

Winners will be featured on our website and will receive a one time unrestricted $550.00 grant. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit.

Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted.

SOURCE: https://innovateartistgrants.org/

Location: Upstream Gallery, 8 Main Street, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY



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Digital Humanities Advancement Grants for Innovative & Experimental Projects on History and Philosophy Deadline January 15

The Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program (DHAG) supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects at different stages of their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are valued in this program, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. The program also supports scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society. Proposals are welcome in any area of the humanities from organizations of all types and sizes.

SOURCE: https://www.neh.gov

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Innovative Technology Solutions for Social Care Referrals Total Prizes $500K DEADLINE December 14

The Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing a competition for state and community leaders in the aging and disability network, health care systems, health plans, and health IT vendors to cultivate care coordination by developing and/or optimizing interoperable and scalable technology platforms.

Participants are challenged with working collaboratively on enhancing scalable approaches to securely sharing standardized data on social determinants and person-centered plans through the use of open resource directories that seamlessly connect and interoperate with health care system’s electronic health records to community based organizations.

This Challenge includes developing prototypes and implementing technical solutions that track referral patterns and gaps in service that visibly display social service and health related outcomes overtime.

SOURCE: https://www.challenge.gov

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High School Journalist Award “Why must journalists strive to improve diversity and representation in both their coverage and in their newsrooms, and how might this happen?” DEADLINE February 19

The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Journalism Education Association want to increase high school students’ knowledge and understanding of the importance of independent media to our lives. National winners of this essay contest receive scholarship awards.

The essay should be 300-500 words.

SOURCE: http://jea.org

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National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholars Grant for Nonfiction Authors & Journalists DEADLINE December 16

The Public Scholars program supports the creation of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public. It does so by offering grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to publication. Writers with or without an academic affiliation may apply, and no advanced degree is required. The program is intended both to encourage non-academic writers to deepen their engagement with the humanities by strengthening the research underlying their books and to encourage academic writers in the humanities to communicate the significance of their research to the broadest possible range of readers. NEH especially encourages applications to this program from independent writers, researchers, scholars, and journalists.

SOURCE: https://www.neh.gov

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National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships Open Book Program DEADLINE December 15

The Fellowships Open Book Program is a limited competition designed to make outstanding humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost “ebook” technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that can be downloaded or redistributed for no charge.

SOURCE: https://www.neh.gov

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The Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction Contest DEADLINE December 31

Stories may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000, a bronze medallion, and publication online in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists are published in the annual print edition of the journal.

SOURCE: https://lascauxreview.com

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