CALL FOR 2020 NATIONAL STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITIONS

Canadian Music Educators’ Association/

L’Association canadienne des musiciens éducateurs

* Kenneth Bray Undergraduate Essay Competition *

and

* Dr. Franklin Churchley Graduate Essay Competition *

ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to all Canadian undergraduate and graduate students studying worldwide and also to foreign students studying in Canadian universities. Competitors may only submit one essay.

TOPIC:

The topic will be of the student’s choice, but it must be relevant to current or evolving music education practices or issues.

STYLE:

Essays are accepted in either English or French. Essays must be typed, double spaced, and conform to standard APA 6th edition style.

Essays will be reviewed based upon the following:

4000 word limit, including abstract and references

50-100 word abstract summarizing content

Introduction to the topic and thesis position

Literature and content

Context related to music education

Understanding of the issues and concepts; creative thought

Conclusion and summary

Writing clarity

APA 6th edition citations and referencing

REVIEW PROCESS:

The competitions will be judged in a blind review process by nationally recognized scholars in the field of music education. To avoid conflicts, reviewers will be selected after the entries have been received. Reviewers will be announced with the winners.

SUBMISSIONS:

Submissions must be received electronically on or before MAY 1, 2020. No late submissions will be accepted. In order to facilitate a blind review process, applicants are required to include three Word file electronic attachments.

File #1 is a cover page including:

the name of the author

name the competition to which you are applying (e.g., Kenneth Bray Undergraduate Competition)

institutional affiliation

permanent home address

permanent email address

File name example: Kennedy Cover Page

File # 2 is an abstract followed by the essay:

Page 1: 50-100 word abstract summarizing the essay content

Page 2: begin the essay

File name example: Kennedy Undergraduate Essay

File # 3 is a letter from a faculty member:

Verify university affiliation and current student status

File name example: Kennedy Faculty Letter

No identifying content within the body of the text is allowed with respect to either author or institution. Essays must be the student’s own work but may be vetted through faculty at the request of the author. Winning essays may be published by the CMEA in the Canadian Music Educator. Winners in each category will receive a cash award.

EMAIL ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS TO:

Dr. Francine Morin, Chair
CMEA/ACME National Student Essay Competitions
Professor and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Faculty of Education
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Telephone: (204) 474-9015

DEADLINE MAY 1, 2020

PAST AWARD WINNERS

Essay Winner Archives 1994 – 2011

For more information please contact:

Dr. Francine Morin francine.morin@umanitoba.ca