The prize is presented biennially for the best essay on the topic of women and politics broadly defined. The winner is decided by a committee established by the Women’s Caucus of APSA.
Eligibility and conditions of entry:
The prize is presented for the best essay on the topic of women and politics broadly defined. The criteria used in judging entries are:
1. Originality of argument and/or material;
2. Direct or indirect usefulness to women involved in political practice or teaching;
3. Quality of presentation.
Conditions of entry:
1. Competition is open to undergraduate or postgraduate students who are Australian or New Zealand residents.
2. Essays should be approximately 5,000 words (7,000 words absolute maximum).
3. Work should be unpublished, although entries which have been accepted for publication are eligible.
4. Two (2) copies of the manuscript should be submitted:
- Copy 1 should have a title page, then the manuscript and no name or identifying details in footnotes, text or acknowledgments
- Copy 2 should have the title, author’s name, address, email, contact phone number and should clearly identify the manuscript by title, then the manuscript.
5. 2016 Entries must be sent to the APSA Executive Assistant by 30 April 2016.
6. The winner will be announced at the annual conference dinner, where a $250 prize will be awarded.