REP Student Research Presentation Guidelines for the 2020 Virtual Conference

REP will award the following cash prizes for excellence in original student research presentations at the 2020 virtual conference, on October 22-23: first and second prizes at both the undergraduate/Master’s level and at the PhD level. First place awards in each category will be $150; second prizes will be $100.

Eligible students who have registered for the conference through REP and have submitted an abstract no later than October 1, 2020 are automatically included in consideration for the award. Multiple student presenters will split the award amount. (Note that MAD-AAG registrants have a separate student written paper competition for MAD-AAG registrants to the joint conference.)

Judging is based on quality, creativity, scholarly basis, and presentation of original student research, even if the research reflects collaboration with a faculty advisor. Presentations must stay within the allotted time (15 minutes within a 75-minute paper session). Judges include REP board members and other long-time REP conference attendees.

MAD-AAG Regional & MAGMA Student Paper Awards 2020 Guidelines

All students, ugrad through grad, are encouraged to submit their original research for consideration for two MAD-AAG sponsored paper award competitions. The MAGMA Award offers $250 for the top submission, and the AAG Regional Division Award includes $1000 to to assist attendance at the 2020 AAG, Seattle, WA.

Papers will be judged on their overall quality, creativity and contribution to furthering geography (broadly conceived). We particularly encourage work that is innovative, creative, informed and demonstrates familiarity with the appropriate scholarly literature. 

Paper submissions should be single-authored, neither previously published nor formally presented at a conference. Text should be12-point font, and a maximum of 20 pages (i.e., a maximum of 10,000 words, but less is welcome!), including references, tables, maps and figures. A required title/abstract does not count toward page length.

In the electronic submission, authors should indicate their name, institution, and level of study (Ugrad, MA/MS, PhD). All submitters should be either registered for MAD-AAG, or registered jointly for REP-MAD 2020.

Following registration, abstracts should be sent by the deadline, Oct. 1, 2020, to the Selection Committee, C/O

Note: The Selection Committee reserves the right to cancel or postpone the MAGMA paper awards, should the number, type of submissions, or other considerations not meet expectations. In all cases, submitters will be notified and the committee welcomes questions and inquiries.

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