Call for Student Papers
To promote interest in continued collection, documentation, analysis
and celebration of folklore by undergraduate Kansans. The Kansas Folklore
Society sponsors an annual Call for Student Papers or Presentations
This is an annual
competition among students. Students submitting work
selected during the annual call for papers, are asked to present
their papers at the Kansas Folklore Society’s annual meeting--held
in a different region of Kansas each year.
Read details: 2005
Most members of the Kansas Folklore Society have
expressed a preference for fresh reliable study into folklore
subjects, rather than strict guidelines and limitations,
ruling our "Annual Call for Student Presentations"—at
this time. However, we feel it may be helpful to
mention the items below. If any further questions please feel
free to contact us at: KsFolklore@bigfoot.com
No comprehensive study of any folkloric
topic has ever been refused for competition in our "annual
call for student papers." Often, special conditions
significant to locale or some obvious demographic influence, surrounding
the site of our annual Spring Kansas Folklore Society Conference (which
is held in a different region of Kansas each year) might suggest a theme. The
organizing committee may suggest a topic, or an area of study--relating
to folklore, for the focus of that years competition. In all cases,
the "suggested focus topic" will be published with the
date of deadline for submissions, and announcement of the date,
time, and location of the Kansas Folklore Society's Annual meetings.
The deadline for presentation
abstracts will be published each year along with the
suggested focus topic. Necassary details will include announcement
of date, time and place for the Annual meeting. All submissions
will be acknowledged. Papers reaching the semi-final level will
Criteria for student
Length of presentations/papers:
twenty minutes serves as the standard regarding the stipulation
of presentation length—with a generous judging deference
when field research contributes to the content of student presentations.
It is the opinion of our board at this time that presenters should
submit the entire research (or abstract there of) for
consideration. But presenters should plan to give a live/or
oral presentation not to exceed (20) twenty minutes in length,
total. It has been implied that regardless of length or
brevity, that twenty minutes should wring the most relevant information
from most research.
All Student presenters are offered a Certificate acknowledging their contributions. Winning student presenters receive an honorary one-year membership to the Kansas Folklore Society, a monetary award, and those judged to be the best papers are considered for publication.
Further considerations, to help
develop the standards and guidelines in ‘Call for Student
Papers’ will be posted on this site. Stay in touch.
Watch this space for listing of previous winners
of our Student Paper/Presentation competitions.