Student Paper Competition

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student who wants to have the opportunity to have your paper relating to applied, clinical, or public sociology that you are presenting at the AACS annual conference recognized for its merit? If so, you should consider submitting your work to the 2019 Student Paper Competition that will be held at our annual conference, scheduled from October 17th-19th in Portland, Oregon! 

Please note the following deadlines:

  • The paper presentation submission deadline is June 1, 2019. The general conference submission form can be found HERE.
  • ¬†The abstract submission deadline for the paper competition is August 1, 2019. The student programs submission form can be found HERE.
  • The deadline for the submission of the full draft of your competition paper to is August 30, 2019.

We welcome submissions that meet the following guidelines:

  1. Papers must contain original work or reflect a significantly revised version of a previously submitted paper;
  2. Papers may be single-authored or co-authored with others;
  3. Authors may submit only one paper; and,
  4. Papers/working drafts should be 10-30 pages in length (including bibliography and relevant tables/graphics), double spaced, and present a thoughtful discussion of the topic at hand.
  5. Papers should specifically be related to applied, clinical, or public sociology.

Judges will be looking for criteria such as: creativity, clarity of issue, inclusion of sociological concepts/theory, applied nature/techniques, social significance, and contribution to knowledge.  

The authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to present their work at our Student Paper Competition session. Presentations will be allotted 15 minute segments. It is recommended, although not required, to present papers via a PowerPoint or similar digital method.

Winning papers will receive a cash prize that will be presented at the Student/Board Mixer.

To apply to be considered for the Student Paper Competition please fill out a Student Application. APPLY HERE

For further information, please contact our Student Committee Coordinator, Fanni Farago, at: