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Scholarly Research & Paper Competitions

BEA Annual Paper Competition | Submission Deadline: Saturday, December 1st 11:59 pm ET
Each year BEA invites scholarly papers from academics, students and professionals for presentation at BEA’s annual convention in Las Vegas.

Papers are submitted directly to the relevant BEA interest division as either “Debut” or “Open” papers. The Debut category is open only to those who have never presented a paper at a BEA convention.  First and second place winners in Debut categories receive $200 and $100 respectively.  If you have previously presented a paper at a BEA convention, your submission category is “Open”.  In addition, most divisions accept papers to be presented during a digital poster session that takes place during the convention.

Papers must be submitted online by December 1st.  After going through a blind review process, accepted and rejected papers are notified by paper competition chairs no later than January 15th.

To enter a paper competition, you do NOT need to be a current BEA member, but at least one (1) author of an accepted competitive paper MUST attend the BEA convention to present the paper.  If you have questions regarding the submission process, please email the appropriate Interest Division contact person/paper chair.

The BEA2019 Call for Papers will be available in mid-July.

Research Symposium Paper Competition | Submission Deadline: Saturday, December 1st 11:59 pm ET
In addition, BEA invites research submissions to its annual Research Symposium that takes place during the annual convention.  The 2019 Research Symposium – Media Literacy: What NOW? will address the overarching question: “What does it mean to be media literate today?”

Faculty & Student Research-in-Progress | Submission Deadline: Saturday, December 15th 11:59 ET
BEA’s Research Division invites faculty and students to submit research in progress to be considered for presentation and discussion at BEA2019, April 6-9, 2019 at the Westgate Las Vegas. Research projects may focus on a wide range of topics as generally represented within BEA, but should be at a stage in which feedback and suggestions are appropriate. A variety of perspectives as well as methodological approaches are welcome.

Grand Plans & Great Expectations | Submission Deadline: February 20th (Rolling acceptance)
This is an opportunity for grad students only!  Join us with your in-progress thesis, dissertation, or other fresh research.