The Philanthropist Award for Proficiency in Legal and Financial Writing and Analysis - $500
The Philanthropist Award for proficiency in legal, financial, or managerial writing and analysis addressing issues affecting philanthropy in Canada is an annual award with a current value of $500.
- full-time students in a university faculty of law or commerce (or comparable institution);
- an articled law student;
- a student enrolled in a C.A. course;
- a student in Bar Admission course.
Papers may be submitted up to six months after the writer ceases to have such student status.
Papers must be written in English or French and submitted as a word.doc attachment to be printed on paper measuring 8½ x 11 inches. Submissions must be received by the Award Committee on or before June 30th. Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidance for Authors
Submissions may address any legal, financial or management issue affecting philanthropy in Canada. Submissions will be judged on the quality of research and analysis, and excellence in writing. They must be of sufficient quality to be published in The Philanthropist. The winner will be notified no later than September 15th.
Sample Topics Eligible for The Philanthropist Award
- The case for/against tax benefits for charities.
- The case for/against statutory reformation of the present definitions of "charity" or "charities."
- Charities and political issues.
- The case for/against new or more extensive means of control and supervision of charities.
Bromley, Kathryn. 2001. "The Advancement of Religion in the Age of Fundamental Human Rights: Part I," The Philanthropist, 16 (2) 74-99.
Bromley, Kathryn. 2001. "The Advancement of Religion in the Age of Fundamental Human Rights: Part II," The Philanthropist, 16 (3) 193-220.
Janus, Kevin A. 1998. "Artistic Endeavors in Charity Law," 15 (1) 5-39.