• An essay should have been written by a single student. It may be a thesis or dissertation. The essay prize may be won only by a person who was a student at the time of the writing of the thesis.
• There is no restriction on the language of the essay.
• The essay should have appeared in a time period, no longer than 3 years before the year of the award. For the 2010 award, essays written between January 2007 and December 2009, inclusive, are eligible.
• There are no restrictions on the academic discipline of a candidate.
• The essay must be accompanied with a note from the current/former student's department certifying that the author is/was a student during the period of eligibility.
• A candidate does not necessarily have to be a member of the ISHN.
• Nominations may come from anybody; i.e., entries may be submitted either by or on behalf of a student.
Entries, in the form of two (2) copies of the nominated essay (or one (1) copy of a nominated thesis/dissertation) and a cover letter with documentation of the nominee's student status should be sent to the Chair of the ISHN Awards and Prizes Committee:
Dr. Sherry Ginn
Program in Social Sciences
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
1531 Trinity Church Rd.
Concord, NC 28027
Email: sginn AT carolina.rr.com
Nominations must be received no later than March 1, 2010.
For further information about the Essay Prize or the ISHN, please contact Dr. Ginn.