Deadline Extended to March 2 for CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing


The CDS Documentary Essay Prize is awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies to honor the best in documentary writing and photography in alternating years, with a focus on current or recently completed work from a long-term project. The 2015 CDS Documentary Essay Prize will be for documentary writing. The winner of the competition will receive $3,000 and have his or her work featured in Documentthe CDS quarterly newsmagazine, as well as in a virtual gallery on the CDS website.

Submissions for the 2015 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing will now be accepted from November 1, 2014, to March 2, 2015, a two-week extension. For guidelines, see How to Enter and FAQs.

Writer Rachel Andrews won the 2013 prize for “A New Wilderness at the Maze,” her piece on the deconstruction of Ireland’s infamous prison, and photographer Iveta Vaivode won the 2014 prize for “Somewhere on a Disappearing Path,” her photo essay of imagined memories. Click here to learn more about both artists and their work.

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