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Annual Student Research Paper Competition

The Southern Anthropological Society is holding its annual student research paper competition for 2021. A graduate and an undergraduate paper author(s) will be announced at the virtual meetings June 8-10. The winners will be awarded a cash prize of $200.00, and 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, and can be from the 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic years. To be eligible for the competition, students must register for the conference and pay the $10 virtual conference and society membership fee. 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.

The deadline for submitting papers for the competition is April 30, 2021.