Student Writing Contest

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Karen Dunmall receives the 2015 Excellence in Public Outreach Award from AFS President Donna Parrish.

AFS seeks applications from undergraduate and graduate students to the annual Student Writing Contest. This contest recognizes students for excellence in the communications of fisheries research to the general public. Please submit a 500 to 700 word article explaining their original research or a research project in their lab or school. Students may write about research that has been completed, is in progress, or is in the planning stages. The article should be written in language understandable to the general public (i.e., a journalistic style that avoids jargon) and should clearly describe the objectives of the research, its expected or observed results, and its importance to society. Photos or graphics are allowed but not required. The winning article will be published in Fisheries Magazine following the AFS Annual Meeting. Applications are ranked using a rubric and selected by a committee of the AFS External Affairs Committee. For examples of recent award winners, see Fisheries (2016) 41(1): 6-8.

Submit Your Application

Please include your full contact information (i.e., address, e-mail, phone, etc.) to complete the package.

Submission deadline: April 1, 2017.

Contact: Sarah Glaser, Committee Chair
Email: Sarah.Glaser@du.edu

  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
    Please include a title page as part of your uploaded writing sample that includes your name, affiliation, contact information, and the title of your piece.
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