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Latin America and Caribbean Paper Award

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Latin America and Caribbean

Paper Award

The Latin America and Caribbean Best Paper Award is offered annually by the OU Center for the Americas

The award will go to the best paper on any Latin American or Caribbean topic. Papers will be judged on strength and originality of research, argument, method, writing and insight. Papers must be at least 12 pages, typed and double-spaced. Papers written for undergraduate classes are eligible. Awards are based on merit.


Faculty or undergraduate students of any major may submit a paper related to Latin America or the Caribbean and written for an undergraduate course in 2022 .

Papers may be submitted by faculty or students as an email attachment to

First prize: $250
Second prize: $100

The deadline to submit has now passed. Please check back in spring semester 2024 for the next cycle.