Musical arts-related essay competition

Posted 3 November 2016 by NISC under Announcements & Notices • Journal: Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa
Musical arts-related essay competition

Undergraduate and Honours students conducting African musical arts-related research in music, dance, drama and visual arts are invited to submit an essay to be adjudicated by scholars from the relevant disciplines.

The competition is open to citizens of any African country studying at an African tertiary educational institution. 

The best essay will be published in the internationally peer-reviewed Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa, Vol. 14, 2017. 

The intention of this competition is to promote research, scholarship and good writing about music in Africa. 


All essays must meet the following requirements:
•Essays should address any topic relating to music arts in Africa, with the proviso that the topic relates substantially to an African context;
•The essay should reflect sound research methods, scholarly engagement with relevant literature, logical argument and critical thought;
•Length: 3000-5000 words;
•Language medium: English, French or Portuguese [French and Portuguese submissions should be accompanied by a 600-word English abstract];
•Closing date for essays: EXTENDED to 1 May 2017. 

Submit an electronic copy (MS Word format) of the essay, accompanied by electronic versions of the following documents:
•A certified copy of proof of registration at an African tertiary institution. Please note that essays will only be accepted within a six-month period after students have graduated with the respective degree;
•Certified proof of identity (e.g. copy of identity document, passport, etc.);
•A declaration signed by the student attesting that the manuscript has been properly edited for language usage stating the name and address of the person who undertook the language editing;
•A declaration signed by the student that each significant contribution to the quotation in this essay from the work or works of other people has been attributed, and has been cited and referenced. 

The adjudicators’ decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.

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Contact the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Music Arts in Africa for more information:

Associate Professor Anri Herbst
SA College of Music
University of Cape Town
Private Bag
Rondebosch 7701
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