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Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prizes

Each year, the Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society awards two prizes in honor of pioneering scholar Elli Köngäs-Maranda. The prizes recognize superior work on women’s traditional, vernacular, or local culture and/or feminist theory and folklore. The content of the nominations must focus on some aspect of women’s folklore.

PLEASE NOTE: the 2020 and 2021 prizes will both be announced in 2021.

EKM Student Prize

  • For an undergraduate or graduate student paper (up to 30 pages in length);
  • Entrants must either be currently enrolled in a degree program as of the submission deadline or have been enrolled within the previous academic year, and the work must have been produced as part of that degree program;
  • Carries an award of $100;
  • Submission deadlines: December 31, 2020 for the 2020 prize and August 15, 2021 for the 2021 prize;
  • May be submitted as either hard copy or (preferably) e-mail attachment.

EKM Professional/Non-Student Prize

  • Eligible work includes: publications, films, videos, exhibitions or exhibition catalogues, or sound recordings;
  • Materials for the 2020 prize must have been published/produced between August 15, 2018 and August 15, 2020; materials for the 2021 prize must have been produced between August 15, 2019 and August 15, 2021;
  • Works produced between August 15, 2019 and August 15, 2020 will be considered for both prizes;
  • Carries an award of $250;
  • Submission deadline (postmarked): December 31, 2020 for the 2020 prize and August 15, 2021 for the 2021 prize;
  • Submit three copies of books, videos, etc.

The 2021 awards will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society in Harrisburg. The 2020 awards will be announced either at the same meeting or as part of a virtual awards event in Spring 2021. Prize recipients need not be members of the Society.

How to apply: see the AFS Review for the most recent information. Contact Debra Lattanzi Shutika ([email protected]) with questions about the EKM prizes.

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