The 2013 John Fisher Memorial Prize
The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to announce the guidelines for the 2013 John Fisher Memorial Prize, an award for an original essay in aesthetics, created in memory of the late John Fisher, editor of The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism from 1973 to 1988.
The regulations for the competition are as follows:
i) Amount. The amount of the Prize is $1,000.
ii) Deadline. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2013.
iii) Eligibility. The Prize is intended to foster the development of new talent in the field of aesthetics. The competition is limited to those persons who have completed the terminal degree in their field and are in the early stages of participation in their profession. Persons in doubt about their qualifications are encouraged to consult the editor of JAAC in advance (Feagin@temple.edu). Entrants should include with their entry a statement indicating how they qualify. Entry is not limited to members of the ASA.
iv) Essay Content and Length. The essay may be on any topic in aesthetics understood according to the characterization on the masthead of JAAC. The essay should be a maximum of 7,500 words (about thirty double-spaced pages). Entries will also be considered for publication in JAAC, unless the entrant requests otherwise.
v) Judging. The judges for the Prize are drawn from members of the JAAC Editorial Board by the editor in consultation with the Board. (The Prize may not be awarded if, in the opinion of the judges, no entry of sufficient merit is received.)
vi) Presentation. A decision on the Prize will be made by April 10, 2013. The winning essay will be published in JAAC. The author will also have the opportunity to read the paper at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics in October 2013.
vii) Submission Requirements. Submissions should be clearly identified as entries for the John Fisher Memorial Prize. They may not have been previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions should include a one-hundred-word abstract and a statement of qualifications. Electronic submissions must be sent as email attachments to the editor at Feagin@temple.edu.
The deadline for submissions for the 2013 Prize is 31 January 2013.