League of World War I Aviation Historians' Mike Carr Student Paper Award
The League of World War I Aviation Historians is a nonprofit organization chartered with furthering the study of aviation history encompassing the World War I period. To this end, the League sponsors the annual Mike Carr Student Paper Competition.
This essay competition is open to high school, undergraduate and graduate students attending any accredited educational institution. Monetary prizes will be awarded for the best original paper on any aspect of aviation taking place during 1914-1918 (e.g., personal history, unit history, citations, tactics, technical development, political ramifications, aircraft development, balloon activities, etc.).
Papers must be at least 10 double-spaced pages in length, but no more than 20 (not including bibliography, references, end notes, etc.). A lengthy dissertation may be submitted in a shorter version for ease of judging. Any generally accepted format may be used. The topic of the essay can be of the student's choosing, except that it MUST deal with some aspect of aviation during the 1914-1918 World War I years.
All entries will be judged by a panel of knowledgeable members of the League of World War I Aviation Historians. Judging will be based on the criteria of originality, technical accuracy, thoroughness of development of the subject, and source documentation. The award for first place is $500, while $200 will be given to each of five honorable mention awardees. The League reserves the right, solely at its discretion, to publish one or more of the winning papers in a future issue of "Over the Front." If the article is published, full credit will be given to the author.
Papers should be submitted in digital form to firstname.lastname@example.org.