AES regularly holds juried competitions for three awards, all of which recognize outstanding work in the field.

Sharon Stephens Prize

The Sharon Stephens Prize is awarded bi-annually for a junior scholar’s first book. The prize goes to a work that speaks to contemporary social issues with relevance beyond the discipline and beyond the academy.

The next competition is in 2019

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Senior Book Prize

The Senior Book Prize is awarded bi-annually for a book by a senior scholar. The prize goes to a work that speaks to contemporary social issues with relevance beyond the discipline and beyond the academy.

2018 competition is closed. Winner To Be Announced Later.

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Elsie Clews Parsons Prize

The AES Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (including M.A. and Ph.D.) to submit stand-alone papers demonstrating outstanding ethnography for consideration for the Elsie Clews Parsons Prize.

Next deadline in December 2018 or January 2019. Watch here for details.

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