Tuesday, June 11, 2013

SEC Historical Society 2014 Writing Award

The SEC Historical Society announces a writing award on corporate governance for works that, while not necessarily historical, "incorporate at least one material from the collection of the [Society's] virtual museum and archive."  The recipient will receive a $5,000 prize at the Society’s June 2014 Annual Meeting program in Washington, D.C.

The winning essay "will be permanently added to Papers in the virtual museum and archive ... and linked within The Center for Audit Quality Gallery on Corporate Governance."  All applicants must complete and sign the writing award release. No submission will be considered without a completed and signed release. In the release, the applicant will attest that the essay is his/her own work, and is single-authored, confirm that the essay has never been published in any print or electronic format, and identify the material(s) in the virtual museum and archive used.  The essay must be in English, and must be a maximum of 3,000 words, inclusive of optional footnotes, bibliography or tables.

The competition is open to all who visit the Society’s website: “regulators from federal, state, municipal and international agencies; self-regulators; practitioners from corporations and law, accounting and auditing, and financial services firms; and academics – both professors and students.”  The jury will include “practitioners and professors of accounting and auditing, economics and law.”  Submission, by December 31, 2013, "is in hard copy by postal mail":

SEC Historical Society 2014 Writing Award
1101 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20004

The full guidelines and a release are here.