Contests and Prizes

BCPSA STUDENT ESSAY & WELLER PRIZE COMPETITIONS

The BC Political Studies Association sponsors annual student essay competitions as well as a biannual book prize. All prizes are awarded at each annual meeting.  The competition categories are:

  • Mike Meade Prize – for the best Lower Division Undergraduate Paper.
  • Norman Ruff Prize – for the best upper division undergraduate paper
  • BA Honours Thesis Prize – for the best Honours paper
  • MA Essay Prize – for the best MA essay
  • PhD Essay Prize – for the best PhD essay

Note:  Two Mike Meade Prizes are awarded each year.

WELLER PRIZE 

The Weller Prize recognizes the best political science book by a BC author published in the preceding two years. This excludes edited works. Named after the late Geoffrey Weller, the distinguished BC scholar, the Weller Prize is awarded by an adjudication committee consisting of past presidents of the BCPSA.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Students must be enrolled in a BC post-secondary institution that participates in the BCCAT Political Studies Articulation Committee
  • Contestants for the Weller Prize must be faculty of a BC post-secondary institution that participates in the BCCAT Political Studies Articulation Committee
  • Departments are responsible for nominating papers
  • Departments can nominate only one paper in each category for adjudication
  • Direct submissions by students will not be accepted.

SUBMISSIONS FOR ESSAY COMPETITIONS

Send submission to alexander.netherton@viu.ca

DEADLINE: Nominations for Submission Deadline: April 20th, 2018.