Scholarly Papers - Region 1.
UNDERGRADUATE THEATRE SCHOLAR AWARDS
Deadline Date: December 23, 2012
KCACTF is pleased to announce a new awards program for undergraduate theatre scholars attending KCACTF participating institutions.
In order to further student activity in the discipline of scholarship, this program will encourage and reward research and scholarly writing among undergraduates throughout the nation. Research Papers on all areas of the art and craft of Theatre, the outcome of class assignments or students’ own research interests, will be reviewed by KCACTF appointed readers for cash awards, KCACTF National Festival residencies and professional development opportunities.
The manuscript should be a scholarly paper of 10-20 pages [plus endnotes and references] on any area in the art, craft and/or history of theatre, or a cross-disciplinary topic with the art of theatre featuring as a key area of investigation.
The submitting student must be a bona fide, matriculated undergraduate student, at least half-time enrollment, at an institution that has participated in KCACTF in 2011 or 2012. The submitted manuscript should have been written no earlier than September 2012.
At this time, co-authored manuscripts will not be considered for the awards.
A. All submissions will be in PDF format. No paper or CD Rom copies will be accepted.
B. Each manuscript will be submitted with a blind title page:
1) Title of Paper
3) The statement: “This is a copyrighted work submitted for review purposes only”
C. The manuscript will have no author identification within the body of the paper [headers, footers, at pagination points, etc.]
D. A full title page consisting of
2) Name of the author
4) Copyright notice [“copyright 2010 name of author”]
5) E-mail address
6) Must be submitted as a second, separate PDF document in the same e-mail as the blinded manuscript.
E. to email@example.com
F. by December 23rd, 2012
Award Selection Criteria
The manuscripts will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
• Originality of the topic or approach
• Scholarly rigor
• Use of primary resources
A selection panel of eight readers, one from each KCACTF region, made up of faculty and emeritus faculty, will be appointed by each KCACTF Regional Chair. No faculty member with a student in the submission pool will be appointed to the selection panel. The KCACTF Artistic Director will appoint a team of finalist readers in consultation with the KCACTF National Committee, should the total number of submissions warrant.
The award recipients will be announced on
or around March 1, 2013.
Gregg Henry, Artistic Director
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington DC 20566-0001