Graduate Student Essay Competition
The International Centre for
Olympic Studies (ICOS) invites graduate students to submit papers for the
inaugural “Graduate Student Essay Competition,” to be held in conjunction with
the 11th International Symposium for Olympic Research.
- Any full-time graduate student (at the master’s or doctoral
level) who is enrolled in a post-secondary institution for 2012-2013 is
eligible to enter the competition.
- The essay
must be original research.
must not have been submitted for consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers that have been accepted for publication
elsewhere, are not eligible for this competition.
must not have undergone peer-review for any other conference or journal.
- Only 1 essay per student will be considered for
- The winning recipient will receive an all-expenses
paid trip to attend the 11th International Symposium for Olympic
Research. Costs covered include:
- return economy airfare
- accommodations and meals at
the symposium hotel
- symposium registration fee
- The winning paper will also be considered for
publication in Olympika:
The International Journal for Olympic Studies.
- Candidates are to submit an abstract, as per
the Abstract Submission Procedure, no later than January 6, 2012.
- Full papers are due no later than June 1, 2012.
- The paper must conform to the following
words, not including endnotes (essays that do not meet these limits will not be
- include cover page with title
and full contact information
- use 12-point, Times New Roman
font, with 1-inch margins, double spaced
- the essay must conform to the
ICOS style guidelines available on the ICOS web site; the ICOS style guide
follows the humanities convention of the Chicago
Manual of Style, 15th edition
- all papers must be in English
- the paper must contribute to
our cultural understanding of the Olympic or Paralympic Games
- the essay should be submitted
through email as an attached WORD document to Dr. Janice Forsyth: email@example.com. The MS-Word *.docx format is
preferred, but *.doc, *rtf, and *.odt documents will be acceptable
- All research and writing are to be undertaken
by the student alone; the essay must be single-authored.
- The writer of the winning entry shall attend
the conference and present the paper.
- All papers will receive feedback from the
- Students who not win the competition are
strongly encouraged to revise the resubmit their presentation paper for
publication in the edited collection. Revised papers must conform to the guidelines for the edited collection.
Revised papers are due August 24, 2012.
- The winning paper will be announced on July 27,
2012: Estee Fresco (Western University, PhD Candidate): Consuming Canada's Colonial Past: Reconciliation and Corporate Sponsorship in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics
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