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Guidelines for Submission: Annual HSS Books, Creative Collection, and Digital Contributions Awards 2022

7th ANNUAL HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES BOOK, CREATIVE COLLECTIONS, AND DIGITAL CONTRIBUTIONS AWARDS 2022

The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) is proud to announce the 7th Annual HSS Book, Creative Collection, and Digital Contribution Awards. These awards honour outstanding, innovative, and socially responsive scholarship, creative as well as digital contributions that enhance and advance fields in the humanities and social sciences. The awards shall recognise and celebrate those members of the broader Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) community, in conversation with other fields of study, who are undertaking the necessary work of creating post-apartheid and post-colonial forms of scholarship, creative production, and digital humanities outputs.

HSS Book, Creative Collections, and Digital Contributions Awards 2022 will be awarded in the following categories:

A. BOOKS:

Non – Fiction

  • Best Non-Fiction Monograph
  • Best Non-Fiction - Edited Volume
  • Best Non-Fiction Biography

Fiction

  • Best Fiction - Edited Volume
  • Best Fiction- Novel
  • Best Fiction- Short stories
  • Best Fiction- Poetry

B. CREATIVE COLLECTIONS:

  • Best Public Performance (art festival, choreography, dance, theatre, puppetry)
  • Best Musical Composition/Arrangement
  • Best Visual Art (painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, installation art, video art, sound art, mixed media to performance art, curatorial projects, art books)
  • Best Exhibition Catalogue

C. DIGITAL HUMANITIES:

  • Best DH visualization or infographic
  • Best DH project for community engagement

ELIGIBILITY

HSS Book, Creative Collection and Digital Contribution Award submission are open to:

  • Universities and independent publishers based in South Africa.
  • Academics based or associated with South African universities, located in the broader Humanities and Social Science in conversation with other fields.
  • Curators and artists of various forms of creative work, based in South African universities and/or independent artists linked to South African universities.
  • Submissions to more than one category is acceptable.
  • Submissions in any of the official South African languages will be accepted.
  • Books must be published by South African based or associated publishers.
  • Application forms are accessed at: https://gms.nihss.ac.za

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION

  1. BOOK AWARDS
  • Peer reviewed books that were published between November 2020 and October 2021 are eligible.
  • Four (4) copies of the book must be mailed or delivered to NIHSS physical address. Upon submission, these will become the property of the Institute.
  • Publishers and individuals will need to submit the following details online: personal and submission details; motivation and any other supporting documents (i.e., peer review/ book review, etc).
  1. CREATIVE COLLECTIONS
  • Creative Collections that were produced between November 2019 and October 2021 will be accepted for consideration.
  • Four (4) Copies of exhibition catalogues and/or CDs of musical compositions/arrangements must be mailed or delivered to NIHSS physical address. Upon submission, these will become the property of the Institute.
  • All submissions for Public Performance must be performative or conceived as artistic performance in nature.
  • Performance must be scheduled and advertised public performances (available programme, posters, flyers, invitation cards of public performance to be included in submission). Musical score must show a high level of originality (CD’s to be included in submission). Exhibitions of work must be in reputable galleries or museums (visuals of artwork to be included in submission).
  • Musical submissions must be full albums
  • Film/Play submissions must be full DVD
  • For visual arts submissions, while an entire catalogue or exhibition might be part of the selections, there should be at least up to six (6) images that are used to exemplify the motivation for consideration.
  • With dance, theatre/choreography, there needs to be a full video and pictorial documentation six (6) images, that must be submitted with the application.
  • Publishers and individuals will need to submit the following details online: personal and submission details; motivation and any other supporting documents (i.e., peer review, etc).
  1. DIGITAL HUMANITIES CONTRIBUTIONS
  • The call is open to digital humanities contributions that were produced between November 2019 to October 2021.
  • Four (4) CDs of digital content must be mailed or delivered to NIHSS physical address. Upon submission, these will become the property of the Institute.
  • Submissions should include a URL link of the digital content.
  • Only contributions which have been created by members of the broader HSS community in conversation with other fields of study, used to develop and enhance HSS work, will be considered.
  • Publishers and individuals will need to submit the following details online: personal and submission details; motivation and any other supporting documents (i.e., peer review, etc).

ADJUDICATION PROCESS

A panel of judges will adjudicate all submissions. The criteria used will include advancing and contribution to the broader Humanities and Social Sciences in South Africa; quality of content; originality, design, and social relevance.

VALUE OF AWARDS

Each award will be valued at R75 000.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDS WINNERS

Award winners will be announced at an Annual Awards Ceremony in March 2022.

PHYSICAL DELIVERY OF SUBMISSIONS

All submissions to be delivered at the NIHSS by 1 November 2021 at 12:00, SAST:

National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS)

HSS Book, Creative and Digital Collection Awards
2nd Floor, 24 St. Andrews Road
Parktown
Johannesburg
2193

All queries can be directed to: awards@nihss.ac.za and please call 011 480 2328 for technical support

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: 1 November 2021 at 12:00, SAST