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About the Library Map Prize

LIBRARY MAP PRIZE 2022

The Library Map Prize is awarded to a Yale College senior for the best use of maps in a senior essay or its equivalent. The prize is an award of $500.

The deadline for the Library Map Prize 2022 is Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 11:59 pm EDT. Essays submitted after the deadline will not be considered. ‚Äč  

Who Can Submit

The Library Map Prize is open to Yale College seniors. Essays may be submitted by seniors or their faculty advisors.

Eligibility

Senior essays submitted for consideration for the Library Map Prize must be supported by one or various maps created, digitized, or analyzed in support of the senior thesis. 

Make sure all the maps included in your essay are properly discussed and linked throughout the manuscript. Inserting maps without a connection to the narrative reduces the likelihood of readers and the Library Map Prize judges understanding the importance of the map(s) and how they support the thesis. 

If you have questions about these requirements, please e-mail us at mapprize@yale.edu

How to Submit an Essay

The winning student must agree to grant the library a non-exclusive right to post the essay on EliScholar. To submit an essay, go to the EliScholar's Library Map Prize website.

The Library Map Prize is one of three senior essay prizes awarded by Yale University Library to honor outstanding undergraduate research and encourage use of library collections. See all Yale Library prizes.

Previous Prize Winners

2021

1st Prize
Author:
 Logan M. Howard
Essay Title: Heat Stress in Urban Environments: A Case Study of Heat Vulnerability in New Haven, CT
College: Ezra Stiles

 

Honorable Mention 
Author:
 Nora M. Heaphy
Essay Title: Climate Niche Evolution in C4+CAM Portulaca and Closely Related C3+CAM Lineages
College: Morse

 

2020

1st Prize
Author:
 Heidi Katter
Essay Title: Railroad Ties: Tracks to the White Earth and Red Lake Ojibwe Reservations, 1860s-1910s
College: Silliman

 

1st Prize
Author:
 Soledad O. Tejada
Essay Title: The Public and the Personal: Mapping the NYC Subway System as an Urban Memoryscape
College: Davenport

 

Honorable Mention 
Author:
 Peter A. Luff
Essay Title: Social Agglomeration Forces and the City
College: Jonathan Edwards

 

2019

1st Prize
Author:
 Claire Rossi de Leon
Essay Title: Ranging and Behavior of Black and Gold Howler Monkeys in Formosa, Argentina‚Äč
College: Pierson
 

Honorable Mention 
Author:
 Amanda Taheri
Essay Title: Settler Colonialism as a Structure: Interpreting Historic Moroccan Actions in Western Sahara
College: Brandford

 

2018

1st Prize
Author:
 Liliane M. Lindsay
Essay Title: Indonesia’s Burning Issue: Why Deforestation Continues to Decimate the Nation Despite Decades of Environmental Policy
College: Saybrook

1st Prize
Author:
 Madeline Zimmerman
Essay Title: The Changing Fate of Thailand’s Elephants, But a Future Worth Fighting For: The Interplay of Culture and Ecology for Conservation
College: Davenport

 

2017

1st Prize
Author:
 Steven M. Roets 
Essay Title: Choose or Chosen? An Interactive Exploration of Congressional District Boundaries
College: Pierson

 

2016

1st Prize
Author: Rebecca Beilinson 
Essay Title: Species Distribution Modeling of North American Odonates
College: Trumbull