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SLA Undergraduate Contest Update: Deadline extended to September *22*

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology would like to invite submissions of undergraduate student papers for the SLA’s Annual Student Essay Contest. The winner will receive a prize certificate, a $500 prize, and a grant of up to $300 to cover expenses for travel to the AAA meeting to accept the award. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges. A prize will be awarded only if a submission of sufficiently high quality is received. The winner or winners will be announced at the SLA business meeting, which is held during the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association.

Papers should be submitted by the new extended deadline, September 22, 2014.

In order to be eligible for the award, the applicant must have been an undergraduate student in a degree-granting program when the paper was written; must be the sole author of the paper; and must submit the paper no more than two years after it was written. The paper must be an original work based on original research conducted by the author. It will be evaluated on the basis of clarity, significance to the field, and substantive contribution. Ideally, the paper should be suitable for submission to the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology (around 25 double-spaced pages, not including bibliography). While papers shorter than this will be considered, papers over 35 pages will not. At the time of submission for this competition, the paper must not have been published or submitted for publication.

The paper must be submitted electronically in either .pdf or .doc format by the September 22 deadline to the dedicated email address below. The cover sheet should include the title of the paper; the author’s name; the author’s email address; the author’s college or university affiliation; and the name of the faculty member who served as the student’s advisor with respect to the writing of the paper. Please contact Jim Wilce with any questions:, and papers should be submitted to the same address. We look forward to receiving your submissions!