it is an honour to announce the inaugural
christopher al-aswad prize for outstanding contribution
for the person, organisation, website, community, whatever that has done most to promote brilliance, diversity, and the breaking down of barriers in literature over the preceding twelve months. it is a genuine honour to be able to award this prize in the name of chris al-aswad, one of the most brilliant, farsighted, innovative, generous, and supportive people in the arts. chris, the genius behind escape into life, one of the most wonderful places in cyberspace, died in july 2010 at the age of just 31. his contribution and spirit will be sorely missed, and are irreplaceable. it is a privilege to be able to do something that will in some way perpetuate his name and his values.
the award is intended to recognise outstanding people striving to break down barriers, and to provide practical assistance to its recipients in furthering their work. to that end, it will not be awarded by demonstrable quantitative achievements, or to a job fully done.
we are really keen to hear any and all recommendations – e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by september 15
the prize will consist of a network of collaborative help form people in the arts world. do let me know if you would be prepared to help the recipient in any way. you can click here to see what has been donated so far.
full details here