The Student Literary Award recognizes students with excellent writing skills. Two awards are given annually; one to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student. The award winners will receive a scholarship to attend the annual AORE Annual Conference. Winning and other selected manuscripts may be included in the edited papers of the AORE Annual Conference Proceedings. Award winners will be given an opportunity to present their paper during the poster session of the Research Symposium.
Individuals must not have received an award in the previous year
Individuals must have a current AORE Student Professional membership at time of application and at time of the conference
Individuals must be over the age of 18
Individuals must be enrolled full-time in courses (full-time is classified by the institution’s definition of undergraduate and graduate full-time course-load)
Individuals must be willing and able to present findings at an AORE conference. Winners will be contacted by the Research and Publications committee for information regarding the poster session.
Current Board of Director members are not eligible to receive awards and scholarships
Individuals participating in an independent selection committee are not eligible to receive the award or scholarship of which they are selecting
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR SUBMISSION
The Student Literary Awards Subcommittee of the Research and Publications Committee will select judges to evaluate all manuscripts using the evaluation form found here.
Manuscript Preparation Instructions: All manuscripts must be the original work of the entrants and must be uncopyrighted. Entrants may submit only one manuscript each year. Double-space the entire manuscript, including references and quotations, on 8 ½" X 11" white paper with 1" margins on top, bottom, and 1 ½" margin on the left and right sides. The manuscript should be no more than 15 pages in length, including any tables, graphs, and reference materials. Photographs, tables, graphs, and charts must be camera-ready and black and white.
Manuscript Content: Simple, straightforward writing – concise, logical, and clear – is best. Focus the manuscript, use examples, capture the readers' interest, and stimulate their thinking. Avoid educational (and outdoor) jargon and passive voice, keep paragraphs short, and vary sentence structure.
- Title page. Include on the title page of the original manuscript the title of the manuscript and the full name of the author. Do not include the institution or the faculty sponsor.
- References. Check all references; authors are responsible for accuracy. For reference style, follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition.
- Theme. Open to all topics relating to outdoor recreation and education, including but not limited to: historical perspectives, biographies, environmental issues, philosophical perspectives, current and future issues and administrative issues.
- Type of manuscript. Papers may include research, position papers and essays. Poetry will not be accepted.
Publication: Copyright. Any manuscripts accepted for publication will be copyrighted by AORE. This acknowledgment does not restrict the author from reproducing this work in total or in part for not-for-profit educational purposes or personal use. If the author uses portions of this work in future publications or articles, appropriate credit should be given to AORE.
**Application deadline is 5pm EST September 15, 2017**