The Annual Hendricks Award is given to the best book or book-length manuscript relating to any aspect of New Netherland and its legacy. The Award carries a prize of $5,000 as well as a framed print of a painting by L. F. Tantillo.
In 2014, recently completed dissertations and unpublished book-length manuscripts, will be considered. If there is no suitable winner in this category, submissions in the published book category will be considered. In addition, submissions from previous years will be reconsidered for the Award.
Entries must be based on research completed or published within three years prior to the deadline for submission. Entries may deal with any aspect of New Netherland and its legacy. Biographies of individuals whose careers illuminate aspects of the history of New Netherland and its legacy are eligible, as are manuscripts dealing with literature and the arts, provided that the methodology is historical. Co-authored books are eligible, but edited collections of articles or primary source documents, works of fiction, or works of article length are not. An entry may be a self-nomination, an outside nomination, or in response to invitations to submit from Hendricks Award jury members.
Submissions will be judged on their contribution to the scholarly understanding of the Dutch experience in North America and the quality of their research and writing.
Three copies of a published book or three clear, readable photocopies of the manuscript must be submitted on or before February 1, 2014, with a letter of intent to enter the contest. Copies cannot be returned. Alternatively, manuscript submissions may also be provided in pdf format.
Address entries to:
The Annual Hendricks Award Committee
New Netherland Institute Cultural Education Center, Room 10D45
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230-0001
Send PDF submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org; use ‘Hendricks award’ in the subject line.
The Award is given at a ceremony in conjunction with the annual New Netherland Seminar, held in the fall. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.