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Annual Student Research Paper Competition

The Southern Anthropological Society is holding its annual student research paper competition for the meetings Chattanooga, Tennessee, April 19-22, 2018. A graduate and an undergraduate paper author(s) will be announced at the meetings and the winners will be awarded a cash prize of $200.00. Winning papers will also be published and archived on the SAS website.

Submissions from all subfields of anthropology are welcomed. The paper should be based on original fieldwork, or original analysis of data collected by others, or original analysis of existing published research or theory. The papers do not have to relate directly to the conference theme. Papers should be no more than 25 pages (excluding diagrams, notes, and references); double-spaced, 11-12-point type, with one-inch margins.

To enter the competition, students must send the full paper as an email attachment to the Student Paper Competition Committee Chair, Dr. Vinnie Melomo ( Please contact him with any questions about the competition.

To be eligible for the competition, students must also have their paper abstract accepted for presentation at the meetings. They should copy and complete the Abstract form found at the end of the SAS Annual Meeting pulldown by the STUDENT PAPER ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Extended to MARCH 10, 2018 and email as an attachment to Dr. Betty J Duggan ( AND Dr. Lyn Miles ( They must also pay the combined annual membership/registration dues (for students) online by going to the SAS website under the pulldowns: About SAS and then Membership.

COMPLETED STUDENT PAPER DEADLINE: Must be mailed to Dr. Melomo by MARCH 16, 2018.