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Prize Essay Contest

Theme
Essays on voyages, travels, biography, history, cartography, techniques and technology, or other aspects of discovery.

Open to
A post-secondary (college or university) student from any part of the world who will not have received a doctoral degree before May 10, 2009 is eligible to enter the contest.

Judging criteria
Primary consideration will be given to the essay's originality and its contribution to new knowledge and insights. Other considerations will be the author's demonstration of the relevance of the subject, the cogency of the presentation and the documentation, and the stylistic quality of the essay.

Deadline
10 May 2009.

Prize
The winner will receive a prize of $600. The winner will be invited to make an oral presentation about the paper at the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries. The 2009 meeting will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, from October 11-13. Additionally, the winner will be invited to submit the essay for publication in the Society's journal, Terrae Incognitae.

Contact
curness@msn.com

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