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Marcella LeBeau Undergraduate Essay Prize

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Marcella LeBeau Undergraduate Essay Prize

The Marcella LeBeau Essay Prize is awarded to the best essay by an undergraduate student at a Scottish University on a topic relating to women, gender, or minority studies within the Americas. SASA recognises a broad definition of the Americas and includes anything situated within North, South or Latin America, at any point in history. Entrants are invited to produce an essay on any topic relating to women, gender, or minority studies within the Americas. The work should be 1,500-2,500 words in length, including footnotes (excluding a bibliography). The work may be part of ongoing research projects or an original piece but must not have been submitted to other essay prize competitions. A selection of the SASA committee and external reviewers will judge all submissions.  SASA will award the winning author a prize of £50 as well as an invitation to attend our annual conference on Saturday, 4 March 2023.

This essay prize competition is open to current undergraduate students based at Scottish universities. Submissions should be sent to the SASA committee by email to: sasaessayprize@gmail.com. Please also submit either a brief academic CV or a brief bio demonstrating your eligibility for the prize and including your full contact details. Deadline for submission will be 9 January 2023, and entrants will be informed in February 2023. Good luck!