This prize is awarded annually by the Canadian Catholic Historical Association in honour of its founder, James F. Kenney (1884-1946), for the best essay on any aspect of the history of Catholicism in Canada written in course by an undergraduate student in any university.

Conditions: Entries must be undergraduate essays between 2500 and 5000 words
in length on any aspect of Catholicism in Canada. The author must be a part-time or a full-time undergraduate student in a degree program at an accredited university or college in Canada. The essay must have been written to meet the requirement of an undergraduate credit course during the current academic year.

Submissions: Entries shall be submitted by course instructors no later than 30 April 2013. No instructor shall submit more than two entries. Essays must be typed neatly and should not indicate the instructor’s comments or grade. Essays may also be submitted electronically. Entries should be sent to the President, Canadian Catholic Historical Association [Dr. Edward MacDonald, Dept. of History – University of Prince Edward Island. 550 University Ave., Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3  or [email protected] )

Adjudication: Entries will be judged by a panel determined by the CCHA. The winner will be announced in the autumn of 2013. There will be no runners-up or honorary mentions. The CCHA reserves the right not to award a prize in a given year should applications not be of sufficient quality.

Prize: $ 500

The 2011 James F. Kenney Prize was awarded to Erika MacRae, Queen’s University for her essay on “Marian Devotion: A Research Paper on the Divine Worship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Reconstruction of Sacred and Public Spaces.”    The 2012 James F. Kenney Prize was not awarded.