This award has been renamed the Women and Gender Studies Creative Activism Award.
The Women and Gender Studies Excellence in Inclusion Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate student projects (research or creative works) that explore issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion at CU Boulder or in the U.S. more generally. This award is designed to help foster an inclusive and welcoming campus climate at CU Boulder for students of all backgrounds, including first generation students, minority students, women, LGBTQ students, and other historically underrepresented groups in the field of education. Winning submissions will be shared on the departmental website and otherwise disseminated to the community.
Eligibility: Eligible papers or creative works must have been authored/created by a CU Boulder student (or group of students) within the year prior to the submission deadline. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at CU Boulder for the duration of the spring semester when the award is given, or have graduated from a degree program at CU Boulder in the previous fall semester. Students may only submit one paper/project for consideration per awards cycle. Works authored or created by multiple students can be submitted on behalf of the group, with consent of all members.
Criteria: Entries will be evaluated based on quality of work and relevance to the topics of diversity and inclusion, keeping in mind the following award purpose:
This award is designed to help foster an inclusive and welcoming campus climate at CU Boulder for students of all backgrounds, including first generation students, minority students, women, LGBTQ students, and other historically underrepresented groups in the field of education.
We particularly encourage submission of material that has not received prior recognition or awards.
Procedures and Selection: Submissions may be written, visual, video or performance work, among other formats. Written work cannot exceed 10 double-spaced pages (excluding notes and bibliography); video submissions up to 10 minutes in length will be considered. Original art or irreplaceable materials should not be submitted. Both academic/research and creative projects are welcome.
Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the awards committee (comprised of WGST faculty, staff, and students). Normally, two awards will be presented annually in the spring semester. A prize may not be awarded if the judges do not deem any entries to be of exceptional merit.
Award(s) and Notification: The Award winner(s) will be honored at the WGST Commencement ceremony held at the end of the spring semester. The award certificate will be accompanied by a cash award, in the amount of $500. For a group submission receiving the award, the award amount would be evenly divided among eligible group members. Any individual student may only receive this award one time.
All entries should include a Cover Sheet (click to download).
Entries should be submitted to
or physically to:
Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage
Boulder, CO 80309