Albert Clark Award

Theta Alpha Kappa

The Theta Alpha Kappa national board of directors invites entries for the Albert Clark Award to be given annually to one undergraduate an one graduate student for the best papers in religious studies or theology, as judged by a panel established by the board. Competition winners receive $200 each, and their articles are published in the Journal of TAK.

The competition is open to any student currently enrolled in or graduated from a school with a TAK chapter, provided that the paper was written while attending that school. It is also open to alumni members of TAK. Papers may be submitted through TAK chapter moderators or independently. In either case, a cover letter should indicate the name of the entrant, the school, status as undergraduate or graduate, permanent mailing address, and mailing addresses to be used in the year of submission and after January 2003.

Competition Guidelines for the Clark Award and Publication in JTAK

  • Essays in religious studies and in all fields of theology are welcome.
  • Only one essay per author will be considered. During the period that the essay is under consideration for publication in JTAK, the author asserts that it has not been published elsewhere and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • All essays submitted will be considered both for the Albert Clark Award and for publication in the Journal.
  • Papers should be double-spaced and should not exceed 20 pages, including endnotes, when typed in a 12-point font size. Shorter papers are acceptable.
  • Author's name and school name should be identified in cover letter only -- not on manuscript original or copies.
  • A manual of style should be followed, preferably the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Winners will be chosen and notified of the judges' decisions in March each year. Essays submitted by December 31 yearly will be considered for awards.
  • Send one original and three (3) copies to: Dr. Anthony Tambasco, JTAK Editor, Theology Department, Georgetown University, Box 571135, Washington, DC 20057-1135. E-mail address
  • Authors should not send a computer disk unless requested, following judges' decision.

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