The Ruth M. Stephens Article Prize

Ruth M. Stephens

Ruth M. Stephens

The family of the late Ruth M. Stephens has established a prize in her honor to be given for articles submitted by women to Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture.

First Prize $500
Second Prize $300

Any manuscript written by a woman and either submitted to or published by Interpreter before 1 August 2016 will be eligible for consideration. Submissions should meet the standards of Interpreter and focus on some aspect of Latter-day Saint scripture (Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price) or some reasonably related topic (e.g., the Witnesses to the Book of Mormon, specific Latter-day Saint doctrines, early Christian thought, etc.). Those who wish to participate in this competition should see previously published Interpreter articles in order to gain an idea of the topics in which the journal is interested.

The Interpreter Foundation reserves the right of first refusal for publication of all submitted articles, as well as the right, at its discretion, of awarding no prize, or only one. The prize-winning article, assuming that there is one, will be announced on the website of The Interpreter Foundation ( on the birthday of Ruth M. Stephens, 23 September 2016.

Submitted manuscripts and published articles will be judged by a panel consisting of editors for Interpreter, invited scholars, and members of the extended family of Ruth M. Stephens.

To submit, please use the submissions form on The Interpreter Foundation’s website at

Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting us on The Interpreter Foundation’s contact page.

Past Winners

2016 Winner – Elizabeth Nielson
2015 Winner – Julie M. Smith
2014 Winner – A. Jane Birch

2 thoughts on “The Ruth M. Stephens Article Prize

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

All comments are moderated to ensure respectful discourse. It is assumed that it is possible to disagree agreeably and intelligently and comments that intend to increase overall understanding are particularly encouraged.