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Writing Competitions

Below is a list of writing competitions which are open to students. Please check back periodically, as the Office of Student Services receives new writing competitions throughout the semester. 

If you have additional questions, feel free to contact Mary Beth Aber, Cocurricular Programs Coordinator, at mba11@psu.edu.

 

Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition

The International Refugee Law Interest Group calls for submissions for the 6th Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition. Papers may address any topic related to international law and refugees, stateless persons, internally displaced persons, and forced migrants. Student authors must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited university at the time of submission. More info here.

Eligibility:
Student authors must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited university at the time of submission.

Award:
The winner of the sixth annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition will receive from IRLIG a $100 cash award, as well as complimentary admission to the 114th ASIL Annual Meeting, to be held in Washington, DC, from 1-4 April 2020; a complimentary one-year student membership provided by ASIL; and £300 worth of books from Oxford University Press. The winning paper will also be promptly reviewed by the editorial team of the International Journal of Refugee Law, who will advise and work with the winner with a view to bringing the paper forward to publication.

Application Deadline:
January 15, 2020