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The Jericho Fellowship Prize

The Jericho Fellowship is a four-day gathering in Venice, around an annual theme that brings together visionary artists, scholars, and thinkers to share time, space, and ideas. Four places at the fellowship are offered to individuals who excel in the following categories: Essay Writing, Playwriting, Visual Art, and Innovation.

This year’s theme is ‘epiphany’.

Word limits:

  • Essay Prize – 2,500 words maximum.
  • Playwriting Prize- dialogue sample of at least 10 pages minimum, along with a summary of the plot, and a brief note from the author relating the screenplay to the theme of “epiphany”. The winner will be asked to submit a completed script by 30 July 30.
  • Visual Art Prize – submissions are welcome in any visual medium. Entrants are asked to include a supporting statement of maximum 500 words explaining their work and its relevance to the theme of “epiphany”.
  • Innovation Prize – entries should include a supporting statement of maximum 500 words. Submissions are judged on their potential impact and feasibility, as well as their relevance to the theme.

Entries must be submitted electronically. They must be written in English, but applicants can be of any nationality.

Prizes: the winner of the first 3 categories will receive £8000. The winner pf the Innovation Prize will receive £4000, with a further £5000 towards advancing the concept/prototype. The winner of each category will also be invited to attend the symposium to present their work. Flights and accommodation are included.

Location: This event will be hosted at The International Center for the Study of Italian Culture named after Vittore Branca – a world-renowned Italian who was Secretary General of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice.

Application deadline for all submissions: 30 July 2019.

The Symposium will be held from 22 to 25 August 2019.

For more information about the Jericho Fellowship and how to apply, please visit The Jericho Fellowship website.

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