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.
Essay Title: The Significance of Death in Shinto: Ways of Becoming a Kami Described in the Shintoshu
Entrant’s name: Sebastian Balmes
Essay Title: The significance of death in Shinto
Entrant’s name: Saaya Sugimoto
Essay Title: From Confucian Shinto to Shrine Shinto: Esotericism as a Catalyst
Entrant’s name: Avery Morrow