Graduate Student Essay Competition
The International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) invites graduate students to submit papers for the 2nd “Graduate Student Essay Competition,” to be held in conjunction with the 12th International Symposium for Olympic Research.
- Any full-time graduate student (MA/MSc or PhD level) who is enrolled in a post-secondary institution for 2014-2015 is eligible for the competition.
- The essay must be original research.
- It must not have been submitted for consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers accepted for publication elsewhere, are not eligible for this competition.
- It must not have undergone peer-review for any other conference or journal.
- Only 1 essay per student will be considered for the competition.
- The following costs will be covered for the winning recipient:
- accommodations at the symposium hotel
- symposium registration fee
- The winning paper will 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 (date TBA).
- Full papers are due no later than (date TBA).
- The paper must conform to the following specifications:
- 4,000-6,000 words, not including endnotes (essays that do not meet these limits will not be considered)
- include cover page with title and full contact information
- use 12-point, Times New Roman font, with 1-inch margins, double spaced
- the paper must conform to the ICOS style guidelines (Chicago Manual of Style), available on the ICOS website
- all papers must be in English
- the paper must contribute to our cultural understanding of the Olympic or Paralympic Games
- please submit via email to Dr. Janice Forsyth: firstname.lastname@example.org (MS-Word *.docx format is preferred)
- 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 review committee.
- Students who not win the competition are strongly encouraged to revise and submit their presetnation paper for publication in the Edited Collection. Revised papers must conform ICOS's Guidelines for the Edited Collection. Revised papers are due (date TBA).
- The winning paper will be announced on (date TBA).
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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