Papers and Posters will be considered.

There will be Best Essay competitions in three subject areas:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

For each of these, monetary prizes will be given for first place ($200) and second place ($100). Students wishing to enter these competitions should submit their entire paper by the deadline. Please submit your paper in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. (Note: students who will present posters at the conference may enter the competition, but a formal essay will still be required.)

Paper Contest Submission Deadline: February 20, 2019

To enter the contest, email your full essay to honors@valdosta.edu. Identify the subject area in your email. Please send your paper only after submitting the proposal.

This year, we will also have a video competition. The information on that process is here: https://www.valdosta.edu/urc/three-minute-video-research-competition.php. To enter the video contest, email a YouTube link to honors@valdosta.edu by February 20, 2019.