George Watt Prize 2016 - Spanish Civil War

Publish Date: Feb 11, 2016

Deadline: Aug 01, 2016

George Watt Prize, 2016

Graduate and undergraduate students from the United States and elsewhere are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the Americans who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from 1936 to 1938. Two prizes of $250 each will be awarded, one in the undergraduate and one in the graduate category. Work will be judged on the basis of originality, quality of research, and effectiveness of argument or presentation.

Please note the following contest guidelines

  • Submissions must be between 3,500 and 7,500 words;
  • Submissions may be in Spanish or English;
  • Submissions must have been produced to fulfill an undergraduate or graduate course or degree requirement (please specify course, degree, and institution; for thesis chapters, please add a thesis abstract);
  • Any work produced since January 2015 is eligible for the competition.
  • Deadline: The submission deadline is August 1, 2016.

Interested candidates please submit applications by email to info [at], subject line: "Watt Prize 2016".  Entries must include a cover page with name, address, e-mail, and telephone number.  All submissions must be in MS Word or PDF format.  All entries must be received by August 1, 2016.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Essays cannot have been previously published, but need not be written specifically for the contest.
  • Papers submitted for academic credit are welcome, provided they are relevant to the upcoming issue’s theme.
  • Papers should not exceed 4,000 words.
  • Citations should be in the form of footnotes formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition.

Please use the online submission form to submit all entries by the deadline: January 29th, 2016, 11:59pm.


The Journal holds two separate student essay contests: the Andrew Wellington Cordier Contest and the Global Public Policy Network Contest. Although the winning authors of both contests are published and rewarded in the same way, the two contests have different eligibility guidelines. Students at Columbia SIPA are eligible for both contests and will be automatically entered for both upon submission.

GPPN Contest – Students currently enrolled at all GPPN Schools .

If you have any additional questions, please contact Sophia Barney-Farrar (GPPN/Cordier Editor) at

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