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2017 James Ivory Essay Award

The Cinema Studies Program announces the annual James Ivory Undergraduate Essay Awards. A financial award of up to $500 will be given to the top recipients. This award recognizes undergraduate students who demonstrate extraordinary skill and creativity of research and writing in their term papers.

The student who is eligible for this award meets the following criteria:

  • Students must be currently enrolled as a full or double major in the University of Oregon Cinema Studies Program.
  • Papers will be accepted from a course taught in Spring 2016, Fall 2016, or Winter 2017.
  • Individuals must agree to contribute their projects to the permanent collections of the University of Oregon Cinema Studies Collection and the UO Scholars’ Bank digital repository.

Essay requirements:

  • Eligible projects must have been completed for an upper-division (300 – 400 level) UO credit course in Cinema Studies (not limited to the courses with CINE course numbers).
  • To be considered for this competition, an essay should be a final paper that is 8-10 pages in length, preferably formatted in 12 point Times New Roman or other standard font, with one-inch margins. The student’s name should appear on each page along with the page number.
  • The deadline for student applications and faculty nominations is Friday, April 7, 2017 at noon (pst).

For more information on the awards, eligibility, and the submission and review process, please read the James Ivory Essay Award 2017 Outline and Procedures.

Award recipients and the course instructor will be recognized at the Cinema Studies Commencement ceremony in June.