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Word Count Requirements Updated For Undergraduate Awards 2018

Word Count Limits

For written work, the word count must be between 2,500-5,000 words, with the exception of the following categories, which can be up to 12,000 words long: For the portfolio-based categories, Visual Arts and Architecture & Design, please find the Submission Guidelines here. Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences Computer Science Earth & Environmental Sciences Engineering Life Sciences Mathematics & Physics Medical Sciences There is a 10% leeway on the maximum word count. For example, if your maximum word count is 5,000, your paper can be up to 5,500 words. Papers that are over or under the required word count will be disqualified.


Portfolio-based Categories

1. Architecture and Design:

Analytical or critical papers on the subject of architecture or design should be submitted to the Art History & Theory category. Entrants should submit a maximum of 10 images and a Statement between 300 – 1,500 words, explaining their work.Entrants to Architecture & Design DO NOT submit an Abstract.

2. Visual Arts

Analytical or critical papers on the subject of art should be submitted to Art History & Theory. Students of Product Design should submit to Architecture & Design. Entrants should submit a maximum of 10 images and an Artist’s Statement between 200-300 words, explaining their work. Entrants to Visual Arts DO NOT submit an Abstract.

The following elements DO contribute to the word count: Footnotes, In-text Citations, Image/figure captions – included

The following elements DO NOT contribute to the word count: Abstract, Appendix, Bibliography or Works Cited Pages, Submission title, Table of contents, List of abbreviations, Tables of figures.

Abstract Word Count


Abstracts must be between 100-300 words in length. There is a 10% leeway on the upper word limit.


If you have a small additional piece of information that is pushing you over the word count, you are allowed to place it in the appendix and refer to it in your paper. It is important that entrants do not abuse the appendices and included more information than necessary.

Learn more about how to submit to this year’s Undergraduate Awards here.


Category Spotlight: Classical Studies and Archaeology

 “I believe that the more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future”        ~ Theodore Roosevelt

The Classical Studies and Archaeology category was introduced in 2014. This category is for students of Archaeology and Classical Studies, including students of Ancient History, Ancient Civilisations, Celtic Studies etc. Students of History who wish to submit a paper on Ancient History, should also submit to this category. Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

        Melanie Hechenberger- Global Winner 2017

Last year’s winner in the category was Melanie Hechenberger from Monash University, with a paper entitled : The Origin Of Writing In Egypt: Administrative Or Ceremonial? 

The paper concentrates on the long-standing debate over the origin of writing in Ancient Egypt. The pivotal question at the centre of this debate is ” Which theme is the more likely stimulus for the creation of writing?” In Melanie’s abstract, she explains,

“In This Paper, I Examine Both Branches Of Debate With The Design Of Assembling The Arguments In One Place Of Reference As Well As Determining Which Theory Is The Most Plausible Explanation For The Origin Of Writing Through A Comparative Analysis Of The Arguments With Reference To The Burial Context In Which The Source Material Is Found.”

According to the judges, Melanie’s submission is:

A wonderful piece which deals with a very complex issue showcasing the quality of an already mature scholar.

   Alicia Núñez García receiving her Global Medal

The 2016 winning paper was submitted by Alicia Núñez García from the University of Edinburgh. The paper named: Modern appropriation of past material culture: fostering ‘soft’ nationalisms in Mediterranean Europe through meaning, memory, and identity, raised the question “What is the purpose of past material culture appropriation as national and regional images in the 21st century and how could archaeology raise awareness of this phenomenon? ”

Since becoming a Global Winner at the Undergraduate Awards, Alicia graduated with a first-class honours in Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations. She has undergone diverse archaeological fieldwork throughout Europe ranging from the Mesolithic to postmedieval times. She has also completed a community archaeology placement with Archaeology Scotland and attended a course on Greek archaeology with the British School at Athens.

She is currently pursuing a postgraduate MA in Experimental Archaeology at the University of Exeter, Alicia is hoping to integrate this hands-on approach with her research interests in outreach, public archaeology and theoretical issues – including symmetrical theory, questions of materiality, and queer and feminist theory. Alicia is also an avid practicer of Capoeira, an aspiring writer and an enthusiast of idealism.

We are particularly excited to see the incoming submissions to the 2018 Programme because of the top-quality research being completed by undergraduate students in this field. If you would like to find out how to submit click here.

If you would like to read any of the Global Winners papers or Highly Commended papers go to The Undergraduate Awards Library.

Category Spotlight: Literature

The literature category is a very popular here at The Undergraduate Awards. The category is filled with papers that cover a wide range of topics.

The 2017 Global Winner was Noah Fields from Brown University. Their paper was entitled “Men reading Jane Austen: Close writing across gender scripts”. The paper poses questions such as “what exactly is subversive about men reading and moreover, like Jane Austen? How did Austen come to signify, among male readers, effeminacy? And How does Austen reconsider and reform masculinity and what are the implications for male readers who cross identify with Austen such as D.A Miller and Joseph Litvak?”.

The judges commented that “Austen studies is a massively well trawled field and its impressive to see an undergraduate student able to carve out an original angle of thinking in this area. Well written, lively, intelligent and engaging.”

As St Patrick’s day is fast approaching we will take a look at some of our UA literature papers that focus on some of our favourite Irish writers.

Ellen Howley from University College Dublin was the 2014 Programme Winner in the Literature category. She analysed the poetry of Seamus Heaney, one of Irelands greatest poets. Seamus Heaney was awarded The Noble Prize for Literature in 1995. Ellen’s paper was entitled “Seamus Heaney’s Plateaus: Transitions between air, ground and underground, and the relationship between the local and the imaginative.” She applied Deleuze and Guattari’s rhizome theory to key poems written by Heaney over the course of his career. She chose this theory as it is “particularly fruitful in elucidating the non-hierarchical, connectedness of air, ground and underground in Heaney’s poetry.”

A 2017 Highly Commended essay by Faezah Zulkifli from Nanyang Technological University focused on James Joyce’s Ulysses. Joyce is one of Ireland’s most notable writers and influenced writers such as Samuel Beckett. Faezah paper was entitled “Anatomizing the Circulatory System in the Heart of the Hibernian Metropolis The City and the Circulation of History in James Joyce’s Ulysses”The paper focused on the opening of the Aeolus episode, arguing that the city in Ulysses is “presented as a conduit through which history is circulated around Dublin and by extension, Ireland, through the movement around the city”. Ultimately through Faezah’s findings exposes how this movement paints Joyce’s picture of Dublin to the reader.

These are just some of the incredible essays written by undergraduate students. Here at the Undergraduate Awards we are excited to see what will be submitted to the Literature category in the 2018 programme. Click here to learning more on How to Submit to the 2018 programme.

All Highly commended and Global Winning papers can be found on The Undergraduate Awards Library.

Category Spotlight: Music, Film and Theatre

Previously, students of Music, Drama, and Film Studies could submit their works to the Media & The Arts category, which later became the Art History, Music, Film & Theatre category. In 2017, it was decided that  Music, Film & Theatre should constitute a category in its own right given its performance-base nature along with the quality and quantity of papers submitted.

The category is introduced to celebrate the work of students studying courses such as Musical Theory, Musicology, History of Music, Music Technology, Theatre, Dramatic Theory, Performance, Theatre History, Stage Management, Script Analysis, Film Studies, Cinema Studies, and more.

Entry for the category must be within the 5,000-word limit and have received a 2.1/A grade.

The 2017 Global Winner of the Music, Film and Theatre category was Conor Brennan from Trinity College Dublin. His paper was entitled All those who no longer are, are there”: Between what lasts and what is lost in the passing on of ‘The Last Witnesses’”.

His paper impressed the judges “in examining a specific example of performance, it manages both to capture the intimate and the epic dimensions of memory and reflection”.

Conor Brennan was also Highly Commended for two papers in the Literature Category. Have a look at Conor’s Winning paper on The Undergraduate Awards Library.

We look forward to receiving submissions for this year’s Music, Film and Theatre category. Thinking about submitting The Undergraduate Awards? We have 25 categories that you can submit to.

Submit today for The Undergraduate Awards 2018 Programme.

If you are interested in Judging for The Undergraduate Awards 2018 programme, Click here.

We’re Hiring – Communications Intern!

The Undergraduate Awards is now accepting applications for the position of Communications Intern. For more information, read on!

The Company

The Undergraduate Awards (UA) is a prestigious and international academic awards programme, now the largest academic awards programme in the world. The programme is an independent, Irish not-for-profit company with university partners and affiliates around the world. UA is pan-discipline and aims to celebrate and support the world’s brightest and most innovative undergraduate students by recognising their best coursework. Each year, The Undergraduate Awards bring together Winners and Highly Commended Entrants to a 3-day global summit in Dublin.

The Role

This broad role will include a variety of responsibilities within the area of project management, communications, research, promotion and marketing. The candidate will be involved in the following:

  • Promotion and Communication of the programme nationally and internationally in advance of our submissions deadline in June.
  • Data management and statistics assessment ahead of the submissions deadline.
  • Assisting with the Global Campus Ambassador programme and speaking to students about the programme to promote UA on campuses around the world.
  • Social media management and content creation.
  • Brainstorms within the company about expanding the programme.


You will be working on projects as part of the team, such as:

  • Creating the UA Art Exhibition.
  • Promotion of the awards programme ahead of the deadline.
  • Emailing SUs/lecturers/students and other relevant contacts using our brand new marketing platform Hubspot.
  • Screening submissions for anonymity and wordcount following the submissions deadline.
  • Designing promotional materials for UA’s Communications Pack with Canva, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Maintaining the UA website and blogging about our alumni and partner institutions.

The Person

The ideal candidate will be a hardworking, creative, driven individual who is not afraid to ask questions.

These are the desirable attributes the ideal candidate will bring to the team:

  • Creative problem-solving and logic.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and Google Apps.
  • Good phone manner.
  • Can work independently.
  • Quick learner.
  • A familiarity with design programmes such as Photoshop, InDesign, or Canva is preferred but not required.
  • Must hold an undergraduate degree.
  • Must be eligible to work in Ireland.


  • 6 month Internship: February 2018 – August 2018
  • Monday – Friday – 8am-10am until 4pm-6pm  (flexible start-finish times)
  • €195 gross per week (paid monthly)
  • Office lifestyle benefits (breakfast, lunch & snacks, Leapcard etc)

The Undergraduate Awards is located in Dublin City Centre: 65 Great Strand St, Dublin 1.

How to apply:

To apply simply send your CV and a short cover letter outlining why you wish to work with The Undergraduate Awards to Lara Coyle at by the 25th January at 12PM GMT.

We’re Hiring!

The Undergraduate Awards (UA) is seeking an individual to fill the role of Awards Standards Manager. This person will oversee all awarding standards and criteria which relate to identifying winners and highly commended undergraduate students for UA. The role will be concerned with maintaining and improving the submission standards, the quality and international diversity of judges as well as the relevance and value of material and content at the annual UA Global Summit.

The Undergraduate Awards

The Undergraduate Awards was established in 2008 as a not for profit organisation with the objective of identifying exceptional undergraduate students from all over the globe. UA is now the world’s largest undergraduate awarding programme. In 2017 UA received just 6,500 submissions from 299 universities across 48 countries. The mission is to identify exceptional undergraduate students from 25 different disciplines across the globe. The objective is to then create an environment at the UA Global Summit where these students can connect across disciplines on issues of global consequences. The significant tag line which directs all purpose is to ensure students attending then; ‘know your worth, know your responsibility’.

UA invites final or penultimate year undergraduate students to submit a piece of their work which has already been graded an ‘A’ or equivalent in their institution. They choose one of 25 different categories and submit online with a short abstract. The process is free and very simply done. Work submitted must be removed of all means of identification of individual student and institution.

  • Manage the Judging Process of The Undergraduate Awards.
  • Safeguarding all standards of assessment and assessment criteria in selecting Global winners and Highly Commended Entrants.
  • Manage the core content/themes of the annual UA Global Summit around issues of global significance.
  • Oversee the growth in quality of submissions ensuring representation at the UA Summit from a growing number of countries.

Manage the Judging Process

  • Overall management of the Judging Process.
  • Recruitment of senior international academics to participate as judges ensuring wide representation geographically and within 25 categories.
  • Select judging chairs across disciplines and brief them fully on their role through the judging process.
  • Guide the Judges through the four -stage judging process.
  • Reviewing and assessing the judging process by stages, grading systems and online platforms.
  • Ensuring a fair and rigorous method is followed to select winning and highly commended papers.
  • Co-ordinating data and collecting results to identify Winners and Highly Commended students.
  • Overseeing the screening process; investigating the eligibility of students’ work against selection criteria when issues arise.
  • Articulating the role of the judge in benchmarking undergraduate work globally and identifying exceptional students with passion and creativity.
  • Maintain the database of judges and judging chairs

Safeguarding all standards of assessment and assessment criteria

  • Managing the biannual Academic Advisory Board meetings to include setting agenda, presenting reports and managing all correspondence.
  • Reviewing and assessing the submission criteria and assessment standards across all categories in UA in line with recommendations made by the Academic Advisory Board.
  • Implement and uphold the appropriate awarding standards across all activities, processes, projects, and communication within UA.

Manage the core content/themes of the annual UA Global Summit.

  • Responsible for the delivery of appropriate content at the UA Global Summit in line with themes around student submissions and issues of global society.
  • Oversight on key note speakers and contributors at the UA Global Summit with specific regard to the judging panels and the Alumni network.
  • Keep informed and of important issues pertaining to undergraduate education.

Oversee the growth in quality of submissions 

  • Ensure accuracy of all material in communicating with third level institutions globally on the student submission process.
  • Grow submissions from a widening geographic range by identifying institutions through working with the Development Executive and develop material to encourage submissions and judges where appropriate.
  • Develop a database of undergraduate education systems from across the globe to inform on structures of undergraduate degrees, academic calendars and grading schemes.
  • Ensure all information on the process and criteria around submissions in the UA programme are accurately presented throughout all UA communication material.
  • Manage relationships in the Undergraduate Awards network including Judges, the Academic Advisory Board, Deans of Undergraduate Research and where appropriate Heads of Departments.
  • Manage the quality and promotion of winning papers on platforms such as The Undergraduate Library.

Minimum qualifications

  • Ideally Masters degree or higher
  • At least 4 years experience working in the higher education sector.
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Must be eligible to work in the European Union (including UK).

Preferred attributes

  • An enthusiasm for UA’s mission and vision.
  • A highly motivated and confident manager.
  • Self-starter; ability to take initiative.
  • Quantitative skills; comfortable with excel
  • Strong Problem-solving skills
  • Logical mindset
  • A strategic and very organised approach to work
  • Proactive team player with leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A knowledge and interest in third level education and research
  • An appreciation of the development and mission of a non-profit organisation



6th February 2018 18:00 hours (all timezones).



Please email your CV and cover letter to


Hello From UA: Announcing the 2017 Global Winners, 2018 Programme dates, and more!

As the Judging Process enters its final stage, our 2017 Global Winners will be announced next Tuesday, 19th September on our website and social media, so remember to watch this space!

We would also like to take this opportunity and congratulate all of the brilliant 2017 Highly Commended Entrants once again. As a Highly Commended Entrant of The Undergraduate Awards, your work has now been identified as among the best undergraduate coursework globally, and we hope that this achievement will give you the confidence to realise your abilities and pursue your goals.

Furthermore, you are also now part of the UA Alumni Network, an international network of scholars and industry leaders which is designed to foster international collaboration between alumni and the sharing of ideas. Your works will also be featured on The Undergraduate Library, a new UA project which will offer students the chance to gain a wider audience for their work, and also browse a directory of other exceptional coursework.

You can find out more about what it means to be Highly Commended by The Undergraduate Awards here.

This year, The Undergraduate Awards has received a record number of 6,432 submissions from 299 institutions in 47 countries62% of submissions came from students who identify as female, 35% from students who identify as male and 3% prefer not to disclose. In 20 of the 25 categories, there were more submissions from female students.

In 2017, the top 5 largest categories in The Undergraduate Awards are Literature (724), Psychology (573), Politics & International Relations (441), History (425), and Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies (381)Literature was also our most diverse category with submissions from 92 different institutions from all 7 regions.

With such a large submission pool, our Judging Panels have hard at work all summer to assess all the papers, and we would like to thank them for their time and efforts. It has been a long journey, and we are very excited to share the news with everyone!

You can find out more about the 2017 Programme here.

And don’t forget, the 2018 Undergraduate Awards Programme is now open for submissions! If you have graduated in 2017 or are graduating in 2018 & 2019, you are eligible to submit! So why not step into the spotlight and earn international recognition for all the hard works you have done?

Read more about our Submission Guidelines or submit/register here.

Hello From UA: The 2018 Programme is now open, and more dates for your diary!

As the Judging Process for the 2017 Programme is drawing to a close, we are excited to announce the launch of The Undergraduate Awards 2018 Programme!

The 2018 Programme is open to submissions from the class of 2017, 2018 and 2019. If you registered last year and did not submit, or already submitted last year but is still eligible, here is your chance to submit again! Each student can submit a maximum of three papers, and with 25 categories to choose from, you are spoiled for choices.

Don’t forget to make sure your papers meet all the UA Criteria before you submit. You can find our full Eligibility Guideline and Submission Criteria here.

Still unsure? You can just register to save a place now!

Deadline for the 2018 Programme is June 12, 2018.

Submit/register for The Undergraduate Awards 2018 Programme

2017 saw a record number of 6,432 submissions to The Undergraduate Awards and our Judging Pannellists have been hard at work evaluating all the papers. As the Judging Process comes to a close, the Highly Commended Entrants (top 10%) of the 2017 Programme will be identified and announced on September 12 on all our social media, so do keep an eye out! The Winner list will be revealed shortly after.

Save the Date: The 2017 UA Global Summit

With only over two months left until the 2017 edition of The Undergraduate Awards Global Summit, we cannot wait to meet all the 2017 Global Winners and Highly Commended Entrants!

An exclusive event, only Global Winners in each of the 25 categories are guaranteed attendance, while Regional Winners and Highly Commended Entrants have the chance to purchase a limited number of tickets.

This year, the Global Summit will take place from November 7th – 9th. Official invitations will be sent out once we have announced the Global Winners and Highly Commended Entrants. In the mean time, do save the dates for your diary!

Want to know more about the Global Summit? Read Professor Owen Priest (Chair of the Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences category)’s wonderful account of the 2016 Global Summit.

“A memorable and rewarding experience”: Professor Owen Priest Reflects on the UA Global Summit 2016

Professor Owen Priest writes about his experience at the UA Global Summit 2016.

Professor Owen Priest is a Professor of Instruction in the chemistry department’s Organic Chemistry Division at Northwestern University. He has been a judge with The Undergraduate Awards since 2014, and this is the second year he has served as the Chair of the Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences category. Below, Professor Priest gives his account of attending the UA Global Summit in Dublin last November.

I was teaching last fall so, to attend the summit, I had to rearrange my schedule a little and ask some colleagues if they could help cover a few assignments for me. I am so glad I made an effort to attend because it was a memorable and rewarding experience.

There were some delays with my flight from the U.S. to Dublin (onboard electrical fires while over the Atlantic will do that) so I missed some of the student presentations on the opening day of the summit. I’m glad I was able to catch the tail of the presentations because I was able to see students from other divisions showcase their talent and creativity. Because I had read chemical and pharmaceutical science papers for a few years, I was familiar with the astounding level of talent exhibited by the students in my division. Watching the students from other divisions present their work was a humbling experience.

Professor Owen Priest chatting to Christopher Ginou, 2016 Highly Commended Entrant in the Politics & International Relations category

After a few hours to rest and get cleaned up, I was taken to the opening dinner. At one point, all the judges who were in attendance were introduced and we had an informal panel discussion with all of the students. This was really the first chance that the students were able to see some of the people who had worked behind the scenes. After dinner, I was able to mingle and talk with students. I had such a good time that I didn’t notice the hall had nearly emptied out.

Professor Priest at his breakout session

The following morning was the colloquium which took place in Farmleigh House. I learned that Farmleigh Hous is the ancestral home of the Guinness family. Because Ireland’s president uses Farmleigh House to host visiting dignitaries and guests, it has earned a nickname – The White House of Ireland. Throughout the day we heard inspirational presentations and could attend (or host our own) breakout sessions. At one point, I took a break and just wandered around the house and the surrounding estate. It was a little hard to believe we were spending the day hanging out with the undergraduates in a stately mansion where the only rule we were given was “DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING”. I felt like we were participating in the filming of an episode of Downton Abbey: The Promise of a New Generation.

After being transported back to the hotel and changing into formal attire, I attended the awards ceremony, which was opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Professor Priest with David Evans, 2016 Global Winner of the Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences category

Finally, after the students received their awards, we walked over to St. Patrick’s Cathedral where we sat at dramatically long tables and ate with the students. Throughout the evening, it felt like Dumbledore could appear at any minute with the sorting hat, and we would all have to switch seats. It was a day/night to remember.

I am attending the summit this fall and look forward to meeting those of you who will also be there.

Hello From UA: Dates for your calendar!

We have been relatively quiet on the social media front, but things are rarely quiet behind-the-scene.

As we approach mid-July, papers have now moved on to stage 2 of 4 of the 2017 Judging Process with our Judging Panels hard at work assessing this year’s top undergraduate projects and papers.

For the 2017 programme, we’ve gathered 337 notable academics from 144 institutions in 35 different countries for the world’s largest virtual academic judging process. The process generally runs from the end of June until the beginning of September and is divided into 4 stages.

Speaking about the Judging Process, Dr David Irwin, the 2016 Judging Chair of the Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies category said:

One thing that struck me about the essays was the breadth of knowledge and the discipline of structure…I don’t like to use the word brilliant, but they truly were brilliant. Once we were down to the last ten we were wondering how we could separate perfection from perfection.


As the Judging Process comes to a close, the Highly Commended Entrants (the top 10%) of the 2017 Programme will be identified and announced on Friday, September 8, so do make sure to keep an eye out on all our social media! The Winner list will be announced shortly after.

Save the Date: The 2017 UA Global Summit

Every year, we bring together the brightest and most innovative students in the world for the UA Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland. A three-day event for the 2017 Global Winners and Highly Commended Entrants, they will have the opportunity to present their work and mix with a truly international group of similarly minded, high-potential scholars.

An exclusive event, only Global Winners in each of the 25 categories are guaranteed attendance, while Regional Winners and Highly Commended Entrants have the chance to purchase a limited number of tickets.

This year, the Global Summit will take place from the 7th – 9th November. Official invitations will be sent out once we have announced the Global Winners and Highly Commended Entrants. In the mean time, do save the dates for your diary!

Watch what the 2016 alumni have to say about last year’s Global Summit below:

The Engineering category

Engineering has been a category at The Undergraduate Awards since its inaugural year.

The category is open to all students of Engineering, including those of Computer and Systems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Construction, Built Environment and more.

Entries for this category must be within the 5,000-word limit and have received a 2.1/A grade.

In 2016, Sheng Rong Fang from Nanyang Technological University was the Global Winner of the category. His paper, titled “Development of Shape Memory Zirconia Particles and Powder Compacts“, was unanimously praised by the judges, who said:

It is an excellent and comprehensive piece of work. The submission presents the motivation and context of the work very clearly and the methodological rigour and effort undertaken were well noticed by all judges. The author has made attempts to develop a deep insight into the work and has summarised the findings clearly, while outlinging future works. As a piece of undergraduate research, it will continue to inspired.

Nikhil Jacob, the European Regional Winner of the Engineering category attended the UA Global Summit last November in Dublin, has some inspiring words to say about the experience.

With only 10 days left until the submission deadline for 2017, we look forward to reading all the new research in Engineering from undergraduate students around the globe.

If you are interested in submitting to the category, click here.

If you are interested in judging, click here.

The Languages & Linguistics category

Languages & Linguistics was first judged as one category in The Undergraduate Awards in 2010.

The category is designed to incorporate students of all Languages and Linguistics disciplines, including Phonetics, Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Syntax and Pedagogy and more. Entries for this category must be within the 5,000-word limit and have received a 2.1/A grade.

Last year, Mary Wang from Western University was the Global Winner of the category with her paper titled “Does Developmental Social Pragmatic Intervention for Children With Autism Influence Parent Language Use?“. The judges praise the paper as “well written and carefully argued”, further commented that “it had all the elements that are necessary for a successful research article at any level”.

Speaking about her achievement, Mary commented

You can also listen to an interview with Mary on ‘Ontario Morning’, during which she explained the inspiration behind her research paper.

With the submission deadline getting closer, we are very excited to receive all the inventive research in the fields of Languages & Linguistics from undergraduate students from around the globe.

If you are interested in submitting to the category, click here.

If you are interested in judging, click here.

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