The American Association of Physical Anthropologists awards seven prizes to outstanding student presentations at the annual meeting. For a list of these and their descriptions, please visit the Student awards page. 

The eligibility requirements for competing are also outlined in detail on the Student presentation awards. Please note that the first author of the presentation must be the student who is competing for a prize.

If you are eligible, the next step is to submit a summary of your presentation using the form below by midnight March 1, 2018.

You will want to prepare your submission information ahead of time, as you cannot save the page and come back to edit and submit later. Here is a list of the information and materials needed:

1. The email from aapavp2018(at)gmail.com indicating acceptance of your abstract (these were sent out on February 7, 2018). You will need to cut and paste the requested information directly from that email into the indicated fields below. (Please note that only abstracts submitted for the October 16th deadline are eligible. Abstracts submitted for other types of symposia do not fall under the purview of this competition.)

2. You'll need to include a list of your coauthors, their institutional affiliations, and a brief description of their individual contributions to the research being presented. 

3. You also need to submit a summary of the research you are presenting. The word-limit is 1,000, not including your bibiliography. Your statement should be organized with the following headings: 

If two student co-authors contributed equally to the paper and wish to be considered as co-principal investigators (co-PI’s) of the paper, please fill out the form below using the first author's information. Check the box indicating co-PI status. Then, send an email to the Chair of the Student Programs Committee, Leslea Hlusko, with the second student's name to include with the entry. Should a two co-PI's win an award, they will each receive a check for half the amount of the total award. 

Three judges will be assigned to evaluate each presentation. Winners will be announced at the Annual Meetings Closing Reception at 6pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

For 2018, we will implement a trial-run for providing feedback. Everyone who enters the competition will receive a short review of their presentation from one of the judges within a week of the meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the Student Programs Committee, Prof. Leslea Hlusko.

2018 Student Presentation Prize Entry Form:

Enter the last name of the first author. This will be the student who is presenting the research and is competing for the prize.

Enter the first name of the first author. This will be the student who is presenting the research and is competing for the prize.

Enter the first author's email address. This will be the email address for the student who is competing.

If you and another student wish to jointly be considered as co-PIs for this presentation, check here. Also, send an email to the Chair of the Student Programs Committee with the needed additional information. See note above.

Please enter the number your poster has been assigned for your session. Please enter only the numerical value, for example, if your poster is #10, you will enter only "10".

Cut and paste from your acceptance email the name of the session in which your presentation will be given.

Cut and paste the time of presentation from your abstract acceptance email. For example, for posters in a morning session, you will enter something like "7:00-1:00"

Cut and paste the room in which your presentation will take place from your abstract acceptance email. For example, "Zilker 1/2/3"

Enter your title exactly as it will appear in the AAPA program, which can be cut and pasted from your abstract acceptance email.

List your and your co-authors names, institutional affiliations, and a brief description of each individual's contribution to the research

Enter a description of the research you will be presenting in less than 1,000 words. See instructions above for the list of required sections.

Published research referred to in the Summary of Research should be entered here.

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