Leatherland Prize 2018

The University of Divinity and the Australian Academy of Liturgy (Victoria Chapter) invite submissions for the 2018 Leatherland Prize.


The Leatherland Prize was established to honour the memory of the Reverend Dr Harold F Leatherland, a prominent Australian liturgical scholar.

In 2018 the Prize consists of $1,000 to support scholarly engagement with liturgical studies. This may be used to support the cost of attendance at the Australian Academy of Liturgy National Conference (15 – 18 January 2019, Fremantle, WA), or another conference in the field of liturgy in 2019 approved by the Victorian Convenor of the Australian Academy of Liturgy.


The Prize is open to any Australian resident who is enrolled as a student at the University of Divinity or who is enrolled in a theological award at another higher education provider in Australia or New Zealand.


  • Applicants for the Leatherland Prize must submit an essay of 5,000 words (including footnotes but not including bibliography) on one of the following topics:
    – An essay exploring the aesthetics – that is, the manifestation of divine form and beauty – of any aspect of worship in a Christian tradition
    – An essay exploring interdisciplinary connections between liturgical studies and any other theological discipline
  • The essay may draw directly on material submitted in fulfilment of assessment requirements for a course of study.
  • The essay must contain a bibliography and be referenced consistently in a recognised scholarly format.
  • The essay must be submitted as a PDF by email to the University Secretary, Anjali Antoniotti at aantoniotti@divinity.edu.au no later than 31 August 2018.
  • The Australian Journal of Liturgy has the first right of publication of any essay submitted for the Leatherland Prize.
  • All students submitting essays for the Leatherland Prize will be eligible for one year’s free membership to the Australian Academy of Liturgy in 2019.


Submissions will be judged by a panel appointed by the University of Divinity Vice-Chancellor and the Victorian Convenor of the Australian Academy of Liturgy. The University and the Academy reserve the right not to award the prize. The decision of the panel is final. Determination of the outcome will be advised to applicants no later than 30 September 2018.

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