COMGEOG Student Paper Competition
The Communication Geography Specialty Group will be awarding two paper prizes to student participants at the 2013 AAG meeting, in Los Angeles. There is a $100 first prize and a $50 runner-up. To qualify for consideration, papers must address geographical aspects of communication or communicational aspects of geography. This includes studies of particular films, television programs, websites, or videogames as well as particular genres of media such as comedy, horror, or the news. It also includes studies of ways that media are incorporated into the spaces and places of daily life, and media-induced transformations of the meanings of public and private. Studies of communication infrastructure, either fixed or mobile, are appropriate, as well as studies of unevenness or gaps in communication infrastructure.
Papers must be sole-authored by currently-enrolled undergraduate or graduate students. Papers must be submitted by e-mail in completed form by March 8.
The judging will be performed by a panel of recognized geographers with expertise in various aspects of communication geography. Papers will be judged on the basis of appropriateness, clarity, originality and potential for publication. Formatting should be suitable for an intended journal such as theAnnals of the AAG, Geographical Review, Professional Geographer, Environment and Planning D, Political Geography, or another refereed journal. Length must be between 5,000 and 10,000 words. The author’s name and contact information should be on a cover page that can be removed, and must not be indicated in the body of the paper, in order to facilitate the review process. Submit as a pdf file or a Word document. If using Word, figures should be separate files (please do not embed images and do not exceed 1 megabyte per image). Winners will be announced at the COMGEOG specialty group meeting at the Los Angeles meeting.
E-mail submissions by March 8 to:
Prof. Paul C. Adams
Department of Geography and the Environment
1 University Station, A-3100
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712