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Regulations

1. General

a. The Gerrit Krol Prize will be managed by the Board of the Gerrit Krol Prize. This Board comprises Mathijs Sanders (UG Professor of Modern Dutch Literature), Ronald Ohlsen (lecturer in Dutch at the UG Language Centre) and Jacoline Sterken (Marketing and Communication Officer at the UG Language Centre).

b. The Gerrit Krol Prize is an annual prize awarded to someone who studies at a Dutch or Belgian university or university of higher professional education, or who studies Dutch at a university abroad, and who has written an essay that, according to an expert jury, is the best essay of that year.

c. The Board of the Gerrit Krol Prize will appoint an expert jury of at least three members and ask the jury to make a decision.

d. The jury will reach its decision on the basis of a jury regulation established by the Board of the Gerrit Krol Prize.

e. The jury will inform the Board of the Gerrit Krol Prize of its decision.

f. The jury is not allowed to make its recommendations known to the public. The Board of the Gerrit Krol Prize will adopt the jury’s recommendation and notify every participant in writing.

g. The final decision is not open to discussion.

2. Selection

The winning essay must satisfy the following conditions:

a.       it must be written by the person who submitted it

b.       it must be written in Dutch

c.       it must be no more than 2,000 words

d.       it must follow the subject specified by the Board of the Gerrit Krol Prize

e.       it must demonstrate originality, stylistic ingenuity and a talent for variety

f.       it must not have been previously published

g.       it must have been submitted by the deadline established by the Board of the Gerrit Krol Prize

h.       it must have been submitted in PDF form to the Board of the Gerrit Krol Prize by email at gerritkrolprijs@rug.nl

i.         it must not be written by the previous year’s winner.

3. The prize

a. The Gerrit Krol Prize is € 2,000.

b. Between three and five essays may be nominated for the final award. The winner of the Gerrit Krol Prize will be announced during the prize ceremony.

c. If only one essay is nominated, this will be the winner.

d. The three best essays will be published on literary weblog Tzum.

e. The chair of the jury will explain the decision regarding the winning essay during the prize ceremony.

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