APA Information Technology Division Student Paper Competition
American Planning Association
Information Technology Division
STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION
The Information Technology Division is looking for outstanding student papers on information technology in planning. Our purpose is to recognize and reward work completed for courses in accredited graduate and undergraduate planning programs.
An award of $250 will be presented for the best student paper. Additionally, if the winner is not a member of the Information Technology Division will receive a one-year membership to the APA Information Technology Division. A summary of the winning paper will be published in the Information Technology Division quarterly newsletter.
1. Papers must have been originally written by a single author for a class in a PAB-accredited planning program in a US college or university during the calendar years 2004 and 2005. Master�s theses, terminal professional reports, and student group projects are not eligible.
2. A paper may be submitted only once.
3. Each student may only submit one paper.
4. Papers may be no more than 20 pages long, including references. Tables, maps, and other diagrams may supplement the 20 pages of text, but not exceed five pages. Papers must be typed and double-spaced with margins of at least 1 inch and 12 point font.
5. The title page should include the student name, address, degree program, date when the paper was originally submitted, and phone number: no name, program or other form of identification should be included on the pages with the text of the paper.
6. Only electronic copies of papers will be accepted. The paper should be saved in a Microsoft Word format.
7. The deadline for receipt of the papers is Monday May 2, 2005. No late papers will be accepted.
A subcommittee of planning practitioners and planning faculty will read all papers using blind review. The papers will be judged on (1) Relevance to a major current issue in information technology and planning; (2) Insight and significance of discussion; and (3) Quality of the writing, documentation, and research. The winner will be announced by June 1, 2005.
Submissions should be submitted electronically to Cowley.11@... with IT Division Paper Competition in the subject line.
Questions regarding this competition should be directed to: Jennifer Evans-Cowley, City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University (614) 247-7479 or Cowley.11@...