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J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize

Materials for this award must be received by Thursday, December 9, 2021.

Guidelines: The J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, in the amount of $10,000, is given annually to a book-length work of narrative nonfiction on a topic of American political or social concern that exemplifies the literary grace, commitment to serious research, and original reporting that characterized the distinguished work of the award's namesake.

How to Enter: Anyone, including the author, may submit a book.

  • Books must have been published in the United States between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. 

  • Submissions must include a PDF copy of each book entered. Thank you for understanding as we manage these awards remotely again this year.

  • A $75 entry fee paid by check is required for each book. Please note the entry confirmation number on the check, include a copy of the entry form, and make the check payable to "Lukas Prize - Columbia University."

  • If entry payment is not received by January 31, 2022, the entry will be disqualified.  

  • Entry fees are non-refundable.

  • If you are submitting multiple entries for this prize, you may list them below. This submission form allows for 10 books to be entered at a time. If you are entering more than 10 books you will need to submit this form again for the additional books. 

  • If you are submitting a book for more than one prize, you must submit each with its own specific application and fee. 

Please send checks to:

Lukas Prize Project

c/o Abi Wright, Executive Director

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

2950 Broadway, 709C New York, NY 10027

If you have any questions about the entry process, please send them to cjsprizes@gmail.com.

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