The award carries a prize of $5,000, as well as a framed print of Len Tantillo’s painting ‘Fort Orange and the Patroon’s House’.
The prize-winner, chosen by a five-member panel of scholars, is selected in May or June.
Manuscripts may deal with any aspect of the Dutch colonial experience, as defined above. Biographies of individuals whose careers illuminate aspects of the history of New Netherland and its aftermath 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 are not, nor are works of fiction or works of article length. An entry may be a self-nomination, an outside nomination, or in response to invitations to submit from Hendricks Award readers.
Three clear, readable photocopies of the manuscript must be submitted on or before February 1, with a letter of intent to enter. Copies cannot be returned. Alternatively, manuscript submissions may be in pdf format.
Send PDF submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or to let us know that your materials are in the mail. You will receive a reply confirming the receipt of your mailed materials. Use ‘Hendricks award’ in the subject line.
Paper copies of manuscripts with a letter of intent to enter should be sent to: The Annual Hendricks Award Committee, New Netherland Institute Cultural Education Center, Room 10D45, 222 Madison Avenue Albany, NY 12230-0001.
The award is given at a ceremony in conjunction with our Annual Conference which will be held in Albany on September 22nd. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Additional information can be found here.