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Undergraduate Library Research Awards

Submission Deadline: January 29, 2016.

@Northwest Awards & Recognition Ceremony
4/11/16, 3:30 pm

J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom

The purpose of the Undergraduate Library Research Awards is to encourage critical thinking in research papers or projects.

A Wal-Mart gift certificate (1st prize $200, 2nd prize $150, 3rd prize $100) will be awarded to the author(s) of the top three papers or projects (group project winners will split the certificate).
  1. All applicants must be Northwest undergraduates currently enrolled or who graduated in December 2015. We encourage the presence of all winners at the award ceremony so you receive public recognition for your achievement.

  2. Eligible papers or projects must have been written during the 2015 Spring, Summer or Fall trimesters. One submission per person.

  3. Ask your course professor to verify the paper was written in 2015.

  4. Papers or projects should be 5-30 pages max (not counting required separate references page/works cited page) with the author's last name on each page.

  5. Papers or projects should demonstrate consistent use of any citation style listed on Citing Sources, which includes many specific examples. Also, if using the Chicago/Turabian Notes style, a Bibliography must also be included.

  6. All applicants entering the contest agree to submit papers or projects to the digital B. D. Owens Library Research Award collection.
Evaluation Criteria


Application Procedure
    1. your research paper or project (LAST NAME.docx or pdf file).

    2. max. 50 word abstract (summary) of your paper/project (TITLE.docx)

    3. completed copyright release form

    4. photograph of yourself (if you're a contest winner, the photo would be used in a powerpoint display during the awards ceremony)
  • Ask your professor to send a separate e-mail to Verification for Research Award confirming you wrote the paper/project for her/his course offered during a 2015 trimester.

  • One submission per student.
Deadline & Award Ceremony
  • Award recipients and faculty sponsors will be honored at the Northwest Awards and Recognition Ceremony in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom, April 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm. If for some reason a winner cannot be present at the ceremony, s/he must pick up their award in person at B. D. Owens Library.

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