CFP: 2015 Sue Samuelson Award and Travel Stipend for Foodways Scholarship
Friday, December 12, 2014
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
The Foodways Section of the American Folklore
Society invites submissions for the Sue Samuelson Award for best student paper
on food and foodways. Papers should be based on original fieldwork or research
and utilize current folkloric approaches to analysis and interpretation.
The prize includes $200 (USD), publication in
the foodways journal Digest, and free one-year membership to the
Foodways Section of AFS. Winners may apply for a travel stipend (of up to
$300) to present the winning paper at the upcoming American Folklore Society
There is no entrance fee
and the contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
- Save your original, unpublished essay (from
1,500 - 9,000 words) as a Word document and attach it to your e-mail.
Include the essay title, your full name, postal address, phone number, and
e-mail address. Type "Foodways Essay Contest" in the
subject description of the e-mail and send the submission to LuAnne Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All entries must be received by February 1.
- Entries will be judged according to the
following criteria: Sensitivity to the people and culture being
described, depth of analysis into the food tradition, ability to engage the reader,
and quality of writing.
- Supporting photos (in .jpg or .gif format) are
welcome. Please compress image files before sending.
The journal Digest reserves first-time
Worldwide Electronic rights for winning submissions and the right to reprint
the paper in a future publication. The writer may republish the unedited
submission as desired six months after initial publication in Digest - http://digest.champlain.edu/.
Winners will be notified by e-mail in March.
Submissions should be previously unpublished, either in print or on the
Web. Decisions of the judges are final.The AFS Foodways Section is
not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, or illegible e-mail or for any
computer-related, online, or technical malfunctions that may occur in the
submission process.Submissions are considered void if illegible,
incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error, or
obtained through fraud or theft. The winner will be paid by check.
Federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the