Student Essay Award

Call for submissions – 2019 UAAC-AAUC Graduate Student Essay Award

Deadline for submissions, January 23rd, 2019

Graduate students who presented papers at the 2018 UAAC/AAUC conference are invited to submit complete versions of their essays, in English or French, for consideration by the UAAC/AAUC Board for the Annual Graduate Student Essay Award.  The winning essay will be awarded a $250 prize, and will be published in the spring 2019 issue of RACAR.

The regulations are as follows:

  1. Eligible essays must be papers delivered by graduate students at the 2018 UAAC/AAUC conference in Waterloo, ON; please include in your submission the name of the panel at which your paper was delivered and the name of the Chair of that panel.
  2. Essays can be in English or French
  3. The final submission must conform to the RACAR style guide (
  4. The final essay should not exceed 5000 words in length and contain a maximum of five illustrations.
  5. The author of the selected essay is responsible for securing and paying for all image publication rights before the essay is published. It is not necessary to secure permissions for images that accompany your submissions Please include thumbnails of the images with the essay.
  6. The deadline for submission is January 23rd, 2019. Essays should be submitted electronically, in WORD format, to Fran Pauzé, the UAAC administrator:
  7. The winning essay will be adjudicated by a committee of three UAAC members appointed by the UAAC/AAUC Board and will be announced by February 5, 2019.

2018 UAAC-AAUC Graduate Student Essay Award

UAAC is pleased to announce that this year’s student essay prize has been awarded to Vanessa Bateman for her essay “Ursus horribilis”.

The jury made a point of noting that this year’s round was exceptionally competitive: four essays stood out as unquestionably of publishable quality.

This award comes with a cash prize of $250, and the opportunity to publish the essay in our journal, RACAR.