2018 NASSH Graduate Essay Prize Competition
Submission Deadline—Friday, January 26, 2018
NASSH 2018 Conference Dates: May 25-28, 2018
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
More Info at: https://www.nassh.org/annual-convention/
The North American Society for Sport History announces its thirty-fourth annual NASSH Graduate Essay Prize. The NASSH Prize is awarded annually to the graduate student whose historical essay is judged by the committee to be of the highest quality. The award winner will present his or her paper in a special session at the 2018 NASSH convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and will also receive:
1) Round-trip travel, including economy airfare, from a site in North America to the 2018 NASSH Conference in Winnipeg;
2) Hotel accommodations and meals at the convention;
3) Free convention registration.
4) The winning essay will also be forwarded to the Journal of Sport History for review and possible publication.
Eligibility & Rules:
1) Any student doing graduate work in a recognized university during the 2017-18 academic year (including masters and doctoral candidates) or, any new Ph.D. or Master’s student who is within six months of having received his or her graduate degree is eligible.
2) Candidates are to submit a 4,000-6,000 word essay, with a cover sheet detailing the author’s name, current email address, institution, advisor’s name, degree program, and (if relevant) graduation date. Page two of your manuscript should include only the paper’s title, and a short abstract (+/- 150 words). (Papers submitted to the committee for review will begin with this second page. Your name and institution must not appear on page two or any other subsequent pages in the manuscript.)
3) Candidates may submit only one paper to the competition per year.
3. The paper must be your own work; co-authored publications are not permitted. The research and writing are to be undertaken by the student submitting the essay.
4) Previous winners are ineligible.
5) A student who has previously entered this contest (and did not win) may not submit a paper on the same or closely related subject in another year.
6) Papers must be submitted in English, and must follow the basic style guidelines of the Journal of Sport History (based on Chicago Manual of Style) with the exception that footnotes—not endnotes—should be used for citations. For more information on JSH style go to: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/jsh/article_submissions.html.
7) Essays of 6,000 words are considered to be 24 pages long with approximately 250 words on each page of text. Please use one-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font, and double space your main text. Footnotes (single-spaced) are included as part of the essay’s total word count. Please note: essays exceeding 6,500 words or failing to follow other requirements—such as lacking an abstract—will not be considered for the award.
8) By submitting a paper to the competition, the writer agrees that if he/she wins, that they shall attend the conference and present their paper.
9) Papers submitted to the NASSH Graduate Essay Competition may also be submitted to the NASSH Program Committee for possible inclusion as a regular conference paper at NASSH 2018.
10) The 2018 Graduate Essay Committee: Jan Todd, chair (non-voting); Jason Shurley, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater; Ian Ritchie, Brock University, and Maria Veri, San Francisco State University.
How to Submit:
To submit your essay for consideration send an email to email@example.com with the subject line: “Nassh Graduate Essay Submission.” Please attach your essay in WORD and in the body of the email please repeat the contact information on your title page.
An electronic return message will acknowledge that this mailbox has received your manuscript. If you do not receive an auto-reply, please also send the manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, please email me (Jan Todd) at either address.
The deadline for submissions is midnight, January 26, 2018, in your time zone. The date stamp on your email will be proof of timeliness.
Previous Winners of The NASSH Graduate Essay Prize
1985 Catriona Beaton Parratt, University of Windsor
1986 Jan Todd, University of Texas at Austin
1987 James Coates, University of Maryland
1988 Stephen Wenn, University of Western Ontario
1989 Mark Dyreson, University of Arizona
1990 Barbara S. Pinto, University of Western Ontario
1991 Jack Davis, Brandeis University
1992 Dennis Gildea, Penn State University
1993 Robert Rinehart, University of Illinois-Urbana
1994 Patrick Trimble, Penn State University
1995 R. Gregg Bennett, Auburn University
1996 Stacy Lorenz, University of Alberta
1997 Dan Mason, University of Alberta
1998 Susan L. Forbes, University of Western Ontario
1999 Brad Austin, Ohio State University
2000 (Tie) Greg Gillespie, University of Western Ontario & Annmarie Jutel, University of Otago
2001 Matthew Andrews, UNC-Chapel Hill
2002 Jennifer Guiliano, Miami University of Ohio
2003 Kenneth Cohen, University of Delaware
2004 Jaime Schultz, University of Iowa
2005 David Mizener, York University
2006 Carly Adams, University of Western Ontario
2007 Matthew P. Llewellyn, Penn State University
2008 David Lunt, Penn State University
2009 Travis Vogan, Indiana University
2010 John Gleaves, Penn State University
2011 Terry Gitersos, University of Western Ontario
2012 Dominic G. Morais, University of Texas at Austin
2013 Bieke Gils, University of British Columbia
2014 Nathan Titman, University of Iowa
2015 Ashley Brown, George Washington University
2016 Cat Arial, University of Miami
2017 Ben Pollack, University of Texas at Austin
Jan Todd, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin