Essay Competition

The Prairie Political Science Association sponsors an annual student essay competition. The same student paper may not be submitted to more than one of the following categories

Categories

  • Best paper submitted by an undergraduate on any topic
    • 2017 Winner: Davis Yuzdepski, "An Examination of the Single Story of Africa: The Power of Problematic, Counterproductive, and Damaging Narratives", University of Saskatchewan.
  • Best paper submitted by a graduate student on any topic
    • 2017 Winner: Michael Walz, "The Genocide in Rwanda: Why the United States Did Not Intervene", University of Calgary.
  • Best paper submitted by a graduate or undergraduate student addressing politics on the prairies
    • 2017 Winner: Connor Molineaux, "Federal-Provincial Relations and Conservatism in the Canadian West", University of Calgary.

Eligibility

  • Students must belong to a university, university-college, or college that is a member of the Prairie Political Science Association
  • Political Science departments that are members of the Prairie Political Science Association may nominate one (1) paper in each category
  • Direct submissions by students will not be accepted

Submissions

Electronic copies of nominated papers may be submitted using the link below. The subject line must indicate the category of prize for which the paper is to be considered:

EssayCompetition@prairiepsa.com

Deadline

Submission Deadline: Spring, 2018.