This award is presented at the end of each school year to graduating students that are nominated by faculty and peers in their area of study. Finalists are then expected to create a short presentation about their contributions to the department. After these presentations, the faculty will select one student to be an Outstanding Student recipient for each award. For more information, click here.
Utah Valley University is seeking scripts for child audiences from Utah College student playwrights for its fourth annual Old Miner Children’s Playwriting Contest. The deadline has been extended to Thursday, January 25. The winning Utah college student playwright receives a $250 cash prize plus a staged reading and workshop development as well as opportunities to work with the national division winner. An additional $500 “Strike It Rich” prize may be awarded for the winning script in either division or shared between the two winners, if the play is based on the life of a real child.
For complete rules, guidelines, and the entry form, click here (it is the second contest underneath the post for Young Playwrights for Change).
Life, the Universe, and Everything 34: The Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy, is looking for 45-minute papers for the 2016 conference.
They are especially interested in papers in the following areas:
- literary criticism/analysis of sf&f and related literature (medieval, renaissance, mythology, magic realism, graphic novels, etc.)
- Science and technology (especially new or unusual)
- Serious analysis of sf&f relating to poetry or theatre
- Critical analysis of the narrative, aesthetic, and thematic elements of sf&f video games
- Mormon culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f
Submit full papers for consideration o LTUE — Academics, c/o Marny Parkin, 1063 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602 or email electronic submissions as RTF files to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include name, phone number, street address, and email address on a cover sheet. Papers submitted without contact information will not be considered. Student papers welcome. See itue.net for more information about the symposium.
Papers must be submitted no later than October 15, 2015.