The David Alexander Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on the history of Atlantic Canada written in course by an undergraduate student in any university.
Conditions: Entries must be undergraduate essays between 1500 and 5000 words in length on some aspect of the history of Atlantic Canada, written in English or French. They may be research, interpretive or historiographical efforts. The author must be part-time or a full-time undergraduate student in a degree programme at an accredited university or college. The essay must have been written to meet the requirement of an undergraduate credit course during the 2017-2018 academic year. Previous winners of the Prize may not compete.
Submissions: Entries shall be submitted by course instructors no later than 30 June 2018. No instructor shall submit more than two entries. Essays must be typed neatly and should not bear the instructor’s comments or a grade. Entries should be sent to The Secretary, Acadiensis, Campus House, University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5A3.
Adjudication: Entries will be judged by a panel of three distinguished historians. The winner will be announced in the autumn of 2018. No runners-up or honorary mentions will be designated.