Foodways Section of the American Folklore Society is pleased to announce the
Sue Samuelson Award for the best student paper on food and foodways. Papers
should be based on original fieldwork or research and should utilize current
folkloric approaches to interpretation.
There is no entrance fee and
the contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students. 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 conference: https://afsnet.site-ym.com/?2014AM2
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unpublished essay (from 1,500 - 9,000 words) as a Word document and attach it to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 March 1, 2014.
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.
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 by March 15.
Submissions should be previously unpublished, either in print or on the
Web. Decisions of the judges are final.The 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