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Museo Popol Vuh of Universidad Francisco Marroquín, annually grants the Huun Award for Guatemala’s Archaeological Journalism to the best written news report on a subject related with conservation, research and diffusion of Guatemalas archeology, informed Oswaldo Chinchilla, curator of the museum.
The prize has the following basis:
The participating news articles must be written in Spanish, published in Guatemala from June 1st 2006 and May 31st 2007.The articles must have a minimum of 5000 characters and can be on the following topics:General themes related to Guatemalas archeology.Archeology from the Pre-Hispanic period. Archeology from the Colonial or Independence Periods until the year 1900. Problems related with conservation and management of any region or archeological site in the country. A unique prize will be granted to the main author of the article, the photographer and the main illustrator who participated in making the article.The award will consist of a clasp, a diploma and a series of publications related to Museo Popol Vuh.To participate, the articles must be designed by the authors or other interested persons who should present a designation letter, an original and two copies of the article.The deadline to accept designations is June 15th 2007.The articles will be evaluated by a jury selected by the board of directors from Museo Popol Vuh.The following aspects will be evaluated on each article:Fidelity and precision. Writing quality.Presentation and illustration.The award will be handed during the XXI Symposium of Archeological Research in Guatemala (July 23 to 27th 2007).
Those interested should present their designations at:
Museo Popol Vuh
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
6 Calle final, zona 10
Mor information at:
Telephones: (+502) 2338-7896, 2361-2301