North Carolina Museum of History
5th Annual Essay Contest for Undergraduate & Graduate Students
The winning essayist will receive a cash prize and present a lecture at the museum.
Prize: A prize of $200 will be awarded for the best paper in the area of North Carolina history authored by a graduate or undergraduate student. Judging will be based on historical accuracy, quality of written communication, and contribution to the field of local history. The winning essayist must be willing to present a History ŗ la Carte lecture at noon on May 11, 2011, at the North Carolina Museum of History.
Guidelines: Papers should be 15-20 double-spaced pages in length (includ ing footnotes and bibliography), prepared with one-inch margins, and typed in a standard 12-point font.
A cover page with the following information should be attached to the submission: title, authorís name, abstract of 100-150 words, college affiliation, educational status (undergraduate class year or graduate level),complete mail ing address, phone number, and e-mail address. The studentís name should not appear on the paper, as the essays will be judged through a double-bl ind review process by a panel of three judges in the history and public history fields.
The author should be prepared to present a History ŗ la Carte lecture at the museum. The lecture should be approximately 25-35 minutes long, with an additional 15 minutes allotted for questions after the presentation.
Submissions: Submissions (including cover page) must be e-mailed as a Word or PDF attachment to the contest coordinator no later than midnight Wednesday, January 19, 2011.
History ŗ la Carte is a monthly lunchtime lecture series at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. It is intended for adults who have an interest in history but are not necessarily experts or professionals in the field.
Office of Archives and History, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
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