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Prize Deadlines Approach

Thursday, June 14, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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A number of AFS prizes and AFS Section prizes will be awarded at the 2012 Annual Meeting in October; the deadlines for submissions or nominations vary, but most of them are due by the end of summer.

The Benjamin A. Botkin Prize recognizes outstanding achievement in public folklore: nominations due September 2.

The Américo Paredes Prize recognizes excellence in integrating scholarship and engagement with the people and communities one studies, or in teaching and encouraging scholars and practitioners to work in their own cultures or communities: nominations due August 31.

The Children’s Folklore Section awards the Aesop Prize and Aesop Accolades for outstanding illustrated children's publications utilizing folkloric themes. Due August 15.

The Folklore and Education Section awards the Dorothy Howard Folklore and Education Prize for work which effectively encourages K-12 educators or students to use or study folklore and folkloristic approaches in all school environments. Due July 1.

The Politics, Folklore and Social Justice Section awards the William Still Citation for Life Grassroots Cultural Work for work through folk and traditional arts or other form of cultural work that has benefited the community. Due August 15.

Public Programs Section presents the Archie Green Public Advocacy Award to individuals who have made significant contributions to the preservation and encouragement of folk traditions in the United States while operating professionally outside the field of public folklore. The award is intended for living individuals whose work is allied or complementary to our field and has advanced the mission of public folklore. Nominations due September 14.

The Women's Section awards the Elli Köngäs-Maranda Profesional/Non-Student Prize for outstanding work on women's traditional, vernacular, and local culture and/or work on feminist theory and folklore. Due September 15.

Prizes for student work:

The AFS Zora Neale Hurston Prize recognizes the best student work in any medium on African American folklore. Due August 31.

The Archives and Libraries Sections awards the Brenda McCallum Prize for an exceptional work dealing with folklife archives or the collection, organization, and management of folklife materials. Due September 15.

The Children’s Folklore Section awards the W.W. Newell Prize for the best student essay on children's folklore. Due September 1.

The Eastern Asia Folklife Section awards the Jonathan T.Y. Yeh Memorial Student Prize for the best undergraduate or graduate student paper that contributes to Asian or Asian American folklore studies through research and analysis. Due July 1.

The Folk Arts Section awards the Warren E. Roberts Prize for the best undergraduate or graduate student paper on any aspect of folk art or material culture (broadly construed). Due September 25.

The Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section awards the Don Yoder Prize for the best undergraduate or graduate student paper in folk belief or religious folklife. Due September 15.

The Foodways Section awards the Sue Samuelson Prize for the best student paper on food and foodways. Due September 1.

The Graduate Students Section awards the Kara Nicole Bayless Prize for the best paper by a graduate student on the current theme of the AFS annual meeting. Due September 25.

The Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section awards the Raphael Patai Prize for Excellence in Jewish Folklore and Ethnography for a publishable student paper, graduate or undergraduate, in the field of Jewish folklore or ethnography. Due September 1.

The LGBTQA Section awards a Student Prize for the best student paper or production on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer folklore. Due September 1.

The NewFolk@AFS Section awards the Bill Ellis Prize forthe best graduate student essay that combines research and analysis on folklore, broadly construed, and digital culture, popular culture, or new media. Due September 1.

The Nordic-Baltic Section awards the Boreal Prize for an outstanding article-length student essay on a folklore topic having to do with Northern Europe and/or the diasporas of its various peoples. Due September 1.

The Women's Section presents the Elli Köngäs-Maranda Student Prize for the best student paper or production on women's traditional, vernacular, and local culture and/or work on feminist theory and folklore. Due September 15.

Follow the links for each prize for more information, including how to nominate/submit. Find information about all prizes in the Main Menu under About AFS/Prizes.

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