As in past years, three awards will be available for students presenting papers at professional meetings:
The Ralph Brown Award for a paper written by a Masters-level student
The Andrew Hill Clark Award for a paper written by a Doctoral-level student
The Applied Historical Geography Award for a paper of an applied nature
Eligibility for the first two awards is open to any graduate student who has presented, or will present, a paper at any professional meeting beginning the day after the 2005 Denver AAG Annual Meeting, and ending on the last day of the 2006 Chicago AAG Annual Meeting. Students wishing to participate in these two awards should send electronic copies of a paper of no more than 11 double-spaced pages, plus notes, figures, etc., to the chair of the Committee identified below. The chair of the committee will forward the electronic submissions to the rest of the committee.
Students wishing to enter the Applied competition should also send copies of a project description of no more than 11 double-spaced pages plus supporting materials (photos, site plans, etc.) to the chair. Again electronic copies are required. The chair of the committee will forward the electronic submissions to the rest of the committee.
Each award carries with it a $250 first prize. Second prizes of lesser amounts may be awarded at the discretion of the judges. Please note: if the paper you wish to enter for the Ralph Brown award is based on research conducted while you were a masters student, you are eligible to enter this competition, even if you are now a Ph. D. student. In evaluating the papers, preference will be given to those based on primary sources of information, rather than literature reviews. Please indicate in a cover letter which award you are applying for, and make sure you include your full mailing address, as well as your e-mail address.
Taylor E. Mack (Chair), Mississippi State University email@example.com
Deadline for all awards: February 20, 2006
Please note: Prizes are limited to Historical Geography Specialty Group members. Students can become members by paying their dues to the specialty group
($1/year) when they join the AAG. The papers must be on a topic in historical geography.
Prizes will be announced at the 2006 HGSG business meeting at the Chicago AAG Meeting.