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Annual Student Research Paper Competition

The Southern Anthropological Society is holding its annual student research paper competition for the meetings in Knoxville, Tennessee, April 3-5, 2020. 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. If human or animal subjects were involved in the research, evidence of IRB approval should also be provided.

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, and they must also pay the combined annual membership/registration dues (for students) online. More information on this can be found at /annual-meeting/

The deadline for submitting papers for the competition is February 28, 2020.