Call for Abstracts: SfAA Tourism and Heritage Student Paper and Poster Competitions

*The Tourism and Heritage TIG Student Paper Competition:*

Student papers should entail original research on the themes of “tourism”
and/or “heritage” broadly defined, including topics such as heritage,
archaeology and tourism, ecotourism, and cultural resource management. Top
papers will be selected for inclusion in an organized paper session at the
2015 Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) Annual Meetings in Pittsburgh,
PA, and an award will be presented to the best paper in the session.
Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree
program at the time they submit their paper. Submissions must be original
work of publishable quality. The work may be undertaken alone or in
collaboration with others, but for papers with one or more co-authors, an
enrolled student must be the paper’s first author.

The competition involves a two-step process. Step one involves the
solicitation and selection of expanded paper abstracts (of 500 words or
less; saved as a Word document) for the organized session. Abstracts must
be submitted by *SEPTEMBER 15, 2014* to the SfAA Office (
Students selected for participation in the session will then submit full
papers for judging by the December 15, 2014 deadline. The winning paper
will receive a cash award of $500 and will be honored at the 2015 SfAA
Meetings in Pittsburgh. Email the SfAA Office ( or Melissa
Stevens ( for more info.

*The Valene Smith Tourism Poster Competition*:

This is a special competition for the best posters on the theme of
“tourism,” broadly defined, including topics such as heritage, archaeology
and tourism, ecotourism, and cultural resource management, during the
annual meeting. Posters are an excellent means of communicating your
research and allow you to interact directly with others interested in your
work. Three cash prizes will be awarded – $500 for first prize, and $250
each for two honorable mentions. Poster abstracts are submitted directly
through the SfAA website ( Please go to the SfAA web site for
additional information on the Meetings and the poster abstract submission
process. You will also find a more detailed description of the Competition
as well as information on the winners from previous years (click on “Awards
and Prizes” and go to “The Valene Smith Prize”). The deadline for the
receipt of poster abstracts for the 2015 Competition is *OCTOBER 15, 2014*.
Email the SfAA Office ( or Tim Wallace ( for more info.

Melissa Stevens, M.A.A.
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Anthropology
University of Maryland
1111 Woods Hall
College Park, MD 20742


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