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2010 Undergraduate Paper Award submissions needed

2010 Undergraduate Student Paper Competition

The Mid-South Sociological Association—Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Mid-South Sociological Association invites the submission of student papers for its annual undergraduate student paper competition.  The competition is open to students in the Mid-South Region and to other undergraduate students who are members of the Mid-South Sociological Association.  A prize of $50 will be awarded for the best paper.  The authors of the papers selected will be presented with certificates of merit after presentations of papers at the 2010 MSSA Annual Meeting.

Rules for the 2010 Competition

Each paper must be accompanied by a cover letter requesting participation in the undergraduate competition session.  The letter must include the title of the paper, author(s) of the paper, the school affiliation, the email address and the telephone number of the author(s).

  • The maximum length of an eligible paper shall be 20 double-spaced pages of text, not counting abstract, references, tables, and figures.
  • Papers may be co-authored with a maximum of three student authors, but not by graduate students or faculty.
  • Papers must not have been submitted for publication prior to submission for this competition.

Each of the submissions will be evaluated by a committee of scholars based on (1) originality, (2) contribution or potential contribution to the discipline, (3) clarity of arguments, and (4) mechanics (i.e. neatness, use of an appropriate format, grammar, spelling, etc.).  To receive full recognition for participation, submissions must meet deadlines and participants must present their papers at the 2010 meetings in Baton Rouge, LA (October 13-17, 2010).

Papers should be submitted as a Word document by email to Dr. David LoConto at  by June 30, 2010.  If you have any questions regarding the competition, please feel free to contact me at the email address above or by phone at (256-782-5621).

Students are strongly encouraged to seek faculty advice prior to submission of papers.

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