As some of you already know, I recently released a content-archiving website, www.unz.org, which had absorbed most of my time and effort over the last few years.
The website makes freely available a vast quantity of high-quality content material, including the archives of numerous important publications published during the first half of the 20th Century and earlier. Most of this important source material—millions of pages—has never previously been available to anyone except on the dusty shelves of major research libraries.
The Wilson Quarterly recently ran a brief description of the project entitled The Periodical Table.
As a means of publicizing this new website and the research value of the unique content material which it contains, I am announcing The Unz Historical Research Competition, offering a $10,000 First Prize for the most interesting and important historical research project derived from the website source materials. The competition begins today, lasts until August 31, 2012, and is open to students, academics, independent scholars, or other interested individuals, both in the United States and around the world.
The exact details of the competition may be found on the Unz Competition website, which includes a partial listing of the periodical archives.