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SOURCE The Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation
PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, the Presidential Foundation honoring and representing the thirtieth President of the United States, announced today the finalists for the first annual Coolidge Prize for Journalism. The $20,000 prize honors short writing of all kinds in the spirit and style of President Calvin Coolidge.
The prize will be awarded Tuesday, November 12, 2013, in New York City at a dinner featuring Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Larry Kudlow of CNBC. Christopher Coolidge Jeter, a great grandson of President Coolidge, will award the prize.
Coolidge valued brevity, restrained government, low tax rates, private property, states' rights, natural law and civility. "The quality and number of the applications received was astounding," Amity Shlaes, board chairman, said. "Leading journalists and Coolidge experts leapt to judge. This instant success reflects the timeliness of Coolidge's message."
Terry Anderson, Property and Environment Research Center
Donald Boudreaux, George Mason University
Steve Brawner, Arkansas News Bureau
Chuck Gray, The Daily Pennsylvanian
Michael Harmon, The Portland Press Herald
Holman Jenkins, The Wall Street Journal
Rich Lowry, National Review
Eric Singer, Congressional Effect Management
Katherine Bielawa Stamper, Williston Observer
John Stossel, Fox Business
The judges for the Coolidge Prize are:
Milton Valera, Jury Chair
Gov. Mitchell Daniels
Gov. James Douglas
James H. Ottaway, Jr.
Professor Cornelia Pillard
Richard Norton Smith
A second prize, the Calvin, will be awarded for writing by a Vermont writer under age 20. Judges are:
Gov. James Douglas, Jury Chair
Patrick J. Alwell
Jennifer Sayles Harville
Heidi B. Eldred
Sarwar A. Kashmeri
Owen J. Stearns
The Foundation is grateful for the support of the Thomas W. Smith Foundation for the establishment of this prize. Projects undertaken by the Foundation, based at Coolidge's birthplace in Plymouth Notch, Vt., include economic debate, events, publishing and scholarship on Coolidge and his values.
To support the prize and for more information, contact Alexandra Preate at 212.588.9148 or email@example.com. To become a member of the Foundation, join at www.calvin-coolidge.org or contact 802.672.3389.
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