Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/17/2024

George Watt Prize

This annual essay competition was established in 1998 to honor Lincoln vet George Watt, a writer and lifelong activist central to the creation of ALBA.

Students from anywhere in the world are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the international volunteers who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from 1936 to 1938.

Work will be judged on the basis of originality, quality of research, and effectiveness of argument or presentation.

The George Watt Prize is awarded in three categories:

  • Graduate Award
  • Undergraduate Award
  • Pre-Collegiate Award

Deadline: July 5, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

Graduate Award

  • Submissions must be between 3,500 and 12,500 words.
  • Submissions may be in Spanish or English.
  • The Applicant must currently be registered as a graduate student and work must be related to graduate studies.
  • Winners are expected to make a statement/presentation to the selection committee prior to award disbursement.
  • Any work produced since August 1, 2023, is eligible for the competition.
  • One essay will be awarded up to $1000
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