Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Yoder Student Essay Prize

Don Yoder Prize--Call for Submissions
The Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section of the AmericanFolklore Society invites submissions for the Don Yoder Prize for the Best Student Paperin Folk Belief or Religious Folklife. The Don Yoder Prize honorarium is $400.
Submissions: All research papers by undergraduate or graduatestudents, written after January 1, 2005, published or unpublished at the time ofsubmission, andwritten on a folk belief or religious folklife topic, broadly construed, areeligible. Interested applicants must submit the following materials forconsideration: 1.A cover letter specifying the date when the paper was written; theconference,colloquium, or course where the paper has been or will be submitted;or thepublication in which it will be published. 2. Entries must be fullyfootnotedfor a reading audience, using Journal of American Folklore citationstyle. 3.The paper should be a minimum of 8 pages, double-spaced, with one-inchmargins.PLEASE NOTE: To ensure blind judgment of papers, please remove namefrom thepaper. 4. A short (100-word) biographical statement about the authorand theresearch. 5. A letter from a faculty sponsor endorsing submission ofthe paper.

Deadline: The online and postmark deadline for submissions isSeptember 15,2007. Any materials received after this deadline will not be considered. Electronic submissions of papers are preferred. Papers and other documentsshould be sent as Microsoft Word document attachments. Printed copies may be sent to the address below; please do not submit faxed items. Confirmation of receipt for electronic submissions will be sent. One submission per person, per year, please. The Don Yoder Student Paper Prize will acceptmultiple entries from a student for prize consideration; however, an individual may only be awarded the prize only once.The papers will be evaluated by three judges who are members of both theAmerican Folklore Society and the Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section.The winner will be announced at the Section's business meeting at theSociety's annual meeting.

Written application materials should be sent to: Maggie Kruesi, 5339th St.N.E., Washington, DC 20002. If possible, please submit as e-mailattachmentsto Section conveners are:Maggie KruesiAmerican Folklife CenterLibrary of Congress101 Independence Ave., S.E.Washington, DC 20540-4610E-mail: Leonard Norman PrimianoDepartment of Religious StudiesCabrini College610 King of Prussia RoadRadnor, PA

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