To be considered for the Shansi Prize, please include the following information:

  1. A completed nomination form

  • The nominated work. Please submit recordings of live performances and copies of artwork electronically.

  • A written explanation of the motivation and the process behind creating the work; the amount of time spent; challenges that were encountered; the significance of the work, and any relevant context necessary for the Shansi committee to fully understand the work. This explanation should not exceed three pages.

   2. A letter of nomination from an Oberlin faculty member

To learn more about past recipients and projects, visit If you have    any questions, please stop by Peters 103 or contact Ted Samuel at

The deadline for the 2021 Shansi Prize application, which includes the nomination form and letter of nomination, is Friday, April 30th, at 4:30pm.