The Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and All the Russias are pleased to announce the second annual Graduate Student Essay Competition! Enter for a chance to get published on the blog and win cash prizes.
We invite 750-1200 word submissions from full- or part-time M.A. and Ph.D. students from any accredited academic institution in the United States, on any topic and sub-discipline within Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined.
Cultural criticism; public-facing treatments of scholarly work; political analysis; book, film, or event reviews; and more are welcome.
Essays are due no later than Thursday, April 15th, at 11:59 PM EST and must be submitted via this Google form.
Seven (7) winners will be selected based on their pieces’ originality, clarity, and argumentation, as well as their correspondence to the blog’s general tone and interests as stipulated in the submission guidelines linked above. Winners will receive, respectively, $500 (first prize); $250 (second prize); $100 (third prize); and $50 (runners-up). Winners and runners-up will have their essays published in All the Russias.
Competition results will be announced by Summer 2021.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that for legal and administrative reasons relating to differences in international contest rules, we are unfortunately unable to provide monetary awards to those located outside the US. Regrettably, we must therefore restrict competition for monetary prizes to graduate students currently located within the US. Those outside the US, including US citizens and visa holders, are ineligible for this year’s contest. We are hoping the situation will change in the future; in the meantime, we welcome submissions from anyone interested in being published on the blog, regardless of citizenship, national origin, or location. As always, thank you for your interest in All the Russias!