The journal Studies in French Cinema offers a range of annual prizes for academic work on French and Francophone cinema: an Undergraduate Essay Prize, a Postgraduate Essay Prize, and the Susan Hayward Prize for the best article published in the journal. Prizes are judged by a sub-committee formed from members of the Studies in French Cinema General Editorial Board.
Conditions for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Essay Prizes
- Essays receiving less than a mark of 80 should not be submitted.
- The essay (written in English) must be 2000-4000 words long for Undergraduate essays and 4000-6000 words long for Postgraduate essays (notes and references included).
- Whole dissertations, or chapters from dissertations, are excluded.
- The essay must have been written by a student registered at the time of submission at an institution of higher education in the United Kingdom or Ireland.
- It must be submitted as an electronic file to the Chief General Editor of Studies in French Cinema by the student’s supervisor.
- The supervisor should state what mark was achieved, confirm the originality of the essay, and the date of its first submission.
- The file should not contain any assessor comments.
- The student’s name and institution should not appear anywhere on the essay.