ISSA Shinto Essay Competition 2014 Result

We would like to thank all the contributors who participated in the ISSA Shinto Essay Competition 2014. After careful consideration, we have determined the prizewinners as follows.

1st prize
Essay Title: The Significance of Death in Shinto: Ways of Becoming a Kami Described in the Shintoshu
Entrant’s name: Sebastian Balmes

2nd prize
Essay Title: The significance of death in Shinto
Entrant’s name: Saaya Sugimoto

3rd prize
Essay Title: From Confucian Shinto to Shrine Shinto: Esotericism as a Catalyst
Entrant’s name: Avery Morrow