Women's and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes Undergraduate Essay Competition

From the Women's and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes Website:  


In 2004, the association introduced a graduate and undergraduate essay competition. The undergraduate essay competition is open to all undergraduate students in Women's and Gender Studies courses. Essays are anonymously reviewed by a committee of approximately 3-5 people, and assessed using the following criteria:

  1. Was a relevant argument set out in the paper? If so, was the argument fully developed throughout the paper?

  2. Were other studies/reports/research referred to? In other words, was there a detailed analysis conducted on the issue?

  3. Was this paper unique in some way? Was there any evidence of originality/creativity?

  4. Was the writing style at an acceptable level? Were there any grammatical errors or spelling errors? Did the paper flow?

  5. Did I learn something from reading this paper?

  6. Was this paper relevant to Women’s and Gender Studies?

Winners receive a monetary prize of $100.00, a complimentary one-year membership to the association, and are invited to read their papers at the Awards ceremony during the annual conference. (Up to $500.00 is available to help defray travel costs). Honorable mention receives a monetary prize of $50.00