Entrants in the contest must have been undergraduate students during the past academic year. Papers must have been completed while the student was an undergraduate. Papers may be single or jointly authored, but all authors must be undergraduate students. The paper can be empirical or theoretical but must conform to general academic paper conventions outlined in the Guidelines for Authors.
Judges will consider both the written paper and oral presentation at the conference. The substantive contribution, methods used, literature review and motivation, and quality of both the written and oral presentation are all important parts of the evaluation.
To enter the contest, please submit the following by July 1, 2024. The electronic submission portal will open on April 1, 2024.
You will need to provide:
- Author name(s), school affiliation, and class year
- Undergraduate faculty advisor and contact info
- Your final paper including abstract in Word or PDF with the following format for the file name:
Last name.first name.pdf (.doc,.docx)
If your written paper is accepted, you will be notified promptly. Upon notification of acceptance, please register for the conference by September 30.