The Teresa Peck Award honors the best undergraduate papers on gender-related topics, both creative and non-fiction, with monetary awards. The submission deadline is April 5, 2013, and the work should be from the 2012 academic year.
A monetary award will be given for the best gender-related paper, project, or creative work written by a University of Wisconsin-Parkside male or female student during the 2012 calendar year. Students must be currently enrolled in the Spring 2013 Semester. Students can also submit more than one piece of work, but the submissions will be considered separately rather than in combination.
The paper/creative work must have a feminist and/or gender studies objective and/or reflect a feminist/ gender studies creative or theoretical approach or analysis. Revision of papers with the advice of the recommending faculty member is encouraged.
Criteria include accuracy and appropriate research methodology, creativity of approach, and critical or theoretical insight. Sources should be documented by using MLA style or whatever documentation system is appropriate for the academic discipline (check with the instructor if in doubt), and the paper should be free of grammatical, technical, and structural errors.
Academic papers should be at least 7-10 pages long and no longer than 20 pages including reference list/ bibliography. Bibliography should include only citations for sources that are clearly and actively used in the paper; that is, bibliography should not be "padded". As with any academic assignment, students are responsible to the UW system policy related to academic misconduct. For helpful guidelines concerning plagiarism, students may wish to consult: http://www.uwp.edu/departments/english/plagarism.cfm
Submissions should include a cover letter explaining the nature of the work along with a current address, phone number, and e-mail address. Entries should be taken to:
Women's Gender & Sexuality Office, CART 221
NO LATER THAN APRIL 5, 2013