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 2023 is Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 11:59 pm EDT. Essays submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Who Can Submit
Yale College seniors or their faculty advisors may submit essays for the Library Map Prize.
Senior essays submitted for the Library Map Prize must be supported by one or more maps created, digitized, or analyzed in support of the senior thesis.
Ensure that all maps included in the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, visit 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 the use of library collections. See all Yale Library prizes.
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