For Students in the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law or Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Call for nominations: the CON MARINOS AM PRIZES (UNDERGRADUATE)

for an outstanding student essay related to

  • ethnicity
  • racism
  • human rights
  • multiculturalism
  • social justice


Nominations are called for the award of two Con Marinos AM Prizes (Undergraduate). Each prize has a value of $500.

Each of the annual prizes will be awarded for an outstanding essay submitted for assessment during either semester of the academic year by a student enrolled in an undergraduate degree in either of the two sponsoring Faculties or in the cross-Faculty Bachelor of Arts. One of the prizes will be awarded for an essay submitted for a topic in the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law and the other for an essay submitted for a topic in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences .

The essay must be on ‘a subject related to one of the following areas: ethnicity, racism, human rights, multiculturalism or social justice’; must have a maximum word length of 6,000 words and must have received a High Distinction.

The prizes will be awarded to the best submissions meeting these criteria, based on the selection committee’s independent judgement about the merit of the work. No prize will be awarded if the committee decides that there is no submission of sufficient merit.

Submissions should be lodged with Marie Cimasko, Assignment and Student Enquiries Office, Social Sciences South, Room 254/258 any time before 5 p.m. Friday 9 December 2011. Each submission should be accompanied by a cover sheet, available from Room 254/258 ( Con Marinos Scholarship 2011 (PDF 11KB) ), headed ‘SUBMISSION FOR CON MARINOS AM PRIZE’ and should state the name of the student, the degree for which the student is enrolled, the topic for which the work was originally submitted, and the title of the work. The work must be identical in content to that presented for the topic though a clean copy of the work should be provided rather than the assessed copy.