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Scholarly Research & Paper Competitions

BEA Annual Paper Competition | Submission Deadline EXTENDED: Monday, December 4th 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 Monday, December 4th.  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.

Click here for the BEA2018 Call for Papers.

Research Symposium Paper Competition | Submission Deadline EXTENDED: Monday, December 4th 11:59 pm ET
In addition, BEA invites research submissions to its annual Research Symposium that takes place during the annual convention.  This year’s Symposium…. The Golden Age of Data: Big Data and Media Analytics

Faculty & Student Research-in-Progress | Submission Deadline EXTENDED: December 18
Click here for more information, or to submit to the Faculty & Student Research-in-Progress competition.

Grand Plans & Great Expectations | Submission Deadline: February 21st (Rolling acceptance)
This is an opportunity for grad students only!  Join us with your in-progress thesis, dissertation, or other fresh research. Click here for more information.