The purpose of this competition is to encourage student research and engagement with Drake Memorial Library staff and the rich array of resources and information Drake Library makes available. Friends of Drake Library (FODL) are awarding prizes of $500 for First , $300 for Second, and $150 for Third place finishes.
Entry guidelines are as follows:
- The contest is open to The College at Brockport matriculated undergraduate students enrolled during the Spring 2019 or Fall 2019 semesters who completed papers during that time frame.
- Entries may be works submitted for a class or a paper written for a group, club, community organization, etc.
- Papers must be a minimum of 9 and a maximum of 20 pages and be formatted in a standard citation style including a clearly documented bibliography or works cited list.
- There must be a minimum of 10 references.
- Entries are limited to one per person. Submit the entry through Digital Commons at Brockport. Clearly and concisely describe your use of extensive scholarly and creative resources appropriate for your paper.
- Contest submissions, written in Spring 2019 or Fall 2019, will be collected from December 16, 2019 through midnight on Sunday, February 9, 2020.
- The contest is limited to the first 20 completed applications received.
- Entries will be reviewed from February 10 through March 31, 2020.
- Winners will be notified in April 2020.
- Previous winners are not eligible to submit papers for a second time. All other students are welcome to submit a new entry for the contest.
- Entries will be judged by a panel composed of volunteers from FODL and current faculty and staff.
- Winning papers will be those that demonstrate extensive scholarly and creative use of resources appropriate to the paper submitted. Explain how your paper demonstrates rigorous, innovative, and/or unique approaches to engaging with library collections, resources, and staff. To see how the paper will be assessed please download the FODL Assessment Rubric.
Library resources statement:
All applications for the research writing competition must include a research statement describing your research process. Please include this statement as a separate, first page of your research paper submission. Here are some questions to help you get started with your statement.
Questions? Email: Jennifer Kegler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to all our winners listed below!
The Intersections of Empathy and Mobility, Lilia Hutchison
Why Carter Lost: Dissecting the 1980 Presidential Campaign, Stephen Sovocool
Perceiving Emotion Through Music, Cheryl Limer
Great Lakes Water Levels Trends, Joshua Marchner
The Assistance of Counsel a Defendant’s Right, Joseph DiManno
Watergate: An Anatomy of a Constitutional Crisis, Teresa Rodriguez