2017 Student Paper Competition


announces the 2017


There will be a First Place Prize of new and recent books on Southeastern Archaeology to be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference. There will also be a Second Place Prize consisting of Lifetime membership in SEAC and all back issues of the journal Southeastern Archaeology.

- Circumstances of the Award -

The 2017 Southeastern Archaeological Conference Book Prize will be awarded to the author of the outstanding paper submitted by a student concerning the prehistory, ethnohistory, or historical archaeology of the southeastern U.S.

- Who May Apply? -

Any person currently enrolled in an academic, degree-granting program or having graduated since the preceding annual meeting may submit a paper to the competition. Proof of eligibility including a copy of a transcript, diploma, or email from their academic adviser will be required. Only papers having one author are eligible. The paper must be on the program of the 2017 SEAC meeting. Presenting a paper at the meeting requires membership in SEAC, and requires that a paper proposal be submitted to the Meeting Organizer by the deadline for submissions.

- About the Competition -

The purpose of the Competition and award is to foster student participation in the program of the Annual Meetings of SEAC. The Book Prize shall consist of new and recent titles in Southeastern Archaeology and related topics contributed by the vendors in the book salesroom of the Annual Meeting. The Second Place Prize shall consist of lifetime membership in SEAC and back issues of the journal Southeastern Archaeology. To enter the Competition, papers must be submitted in advance of the meeting to a committee appointed by the Executive Board of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference (see How to Apply, below). It is also the responsibility of the submitter to send to the Program Chairperson of the Annual Meeting an abstract and the necessary registration forms at the proper time. To be eligible for the Competition, your paper must be part of the program at the conference.

- How to Apply -

You may email a Word or pdf version to the Chair of the Student Paper Competition Committee Maureen Meyers by September 30, 2017. The paper reviewed for the Competition must have THE SAME CONTENT as that presented at the Annual Meeting and can include any tables or figures that will be used in the presentation. The paper MUST be limited to 10 PAGES OF DOUBLE-SPACED TEXT. Figures, tables, and references should be submitted on separate pages (not interspersed among the text) and not included in the total page count. Any papers with OVER 10 PAGES of text will be rejected. A covering letter should accompany the entry, containing a representation of the submitter's current status in a degree program. Only one submission per applicant will be considered for the award. Email your entry to memeyer1@olemiss.edu.

- The Award -

The winners of the Competition will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference. The winners will receive their prizes the following day. The Committee reserves the prerogative to defer the Competition and award in the event of a shortage of entries.

Additional information about the award, including a list of previous winners, can be found on the Award Page.