Nash History Journal Prize

Entries must be received by July 2, 2018

Phi Alpha Theta invites all chapters to enter their student history journal into competition for the following prizes:

PRINT JOURNALS

Categories:

1. Universities and colleges that offer graduate courses in History –
First prize=$500, Second prize=$350, Third prize=$250

2. Universities and colleges that do not offer graduate courses in History –
First prize=$500, Second prize=$350, Third prize=$250

For print journals, submit:

•Six (6) copies of the journal to the address below and
•A letter, from the Phi Alpha Theta faculty advisor, that clearly indicates whether the institution offers graduate history courses, how many copies of the journal were published, the manner of the journal’s distribution or sale, and e-mail contact information for the faculty advisor.

ELECTRONIC JOURNALS

Two special prizes of $100 will be awarded for the best electronic journal of a category 1 and category 2 chapter. Submission letters from the Phi Alpha Theta faculty advisor must contain the journal’s URL and e-mail contact information for the faculty advisor.

A journal that is both printed and on the Web is eligible for dual prizes.

Competition Rules:

•Only publications that consist primarily of student research papers and other learned essays are eligible.
•Papers and essays must be the work of presently matriculating students or those who have graduated within 1 year before the journal’s publication date.
The journal editor must be a verified member of Phi Alpha Theta. In addition, the editorial staff must include students, and a majority of the student editors must be members of Phi Alpha Theta.
•The journal must be associated with a recognized chapter of Phi Alpha Theta and must clearly state this within contents of the journal.
•Each printed article should be accompanied by a short biography of the author. Formal research essays should use standard historical end- or footnotes.
•Each journal will be judged not only on the basis of the scholarly merit and variety of its papers but also on the overall literary merit of all printed material and the journal’s layout and design, including the artistry of its cover.

Please note:

•The committee encourages editors at universities to solicit and print papers of undergraduate students in introductory courses along with more polished work of advanced students.
•The committee is particularly interested in journals containing articles, oral histories, movie reviews, book reviews, review essays, and the like.
•The committee encourages chapters to publish the work of students from other institutions, but the majority of the work published should be of presently matriculating students or students who have graduated within the academic year of the journal’s publication.

Entries must be received by July 2, 2018.  Send the required documentation to:

Dr. Jacob Blosser
Department of History and Government
Texas Woman’s University
PO Box 425889
Denton, TX 76204-5889