The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, Connecticut, will inaugurate the Stowe Prize(tm) in 2011. The Stowe Prize is a $10,000 biennial award to an individual from the United States whose written work embodies the tradition and impact of Stowe’s most famous work, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by making a tangible impact on a social justice issue critical to contemporary society.
Submissions must be postmarked by June 1, 2010. The Stowe Prize winner will be announced in March 2011, with an award ceremony in June 2011.
To propose a nominee, contact . Self-nominations are accepted.
Named in honor of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Stowe Prize has been established to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Stowe’s birth in 2011. Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) changed how Americans thought about slavery, galvanizing the antislavery movement and widening the divisions that led to the Civil War. Translated into sixty languages, Uncle Tom’s Cabin remains an international classic, read for its powerful portrayal of the struggle for freedom.
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is a museum, program center and research library in Hartford, Connecticut that puts contemporary issues in historic context, using Stowe’s story to inspire social justice and positive change.