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Prizes and Honors / Florence Mason Palmer Prize

Description. The Florence Mason Palmer Memorial Prize is awarded for the best essay of up to 5,000 words dealing with some aspect of international relations. Open to women undergraduates only.

History. The prize was established in 1958.

Please review the General Rules for Competitive Prizes.  

Contest deadlines vary.  Please check the Prizes and Honors home page for this prize's deadline.

Previous Winners

2019-20: 1st prize: Esther Smith ($4000); Honorable Mention: Nicole Mendoza and Tara Madhav ($2000 each)  

2018-19: 1st prize: Sarah Sheets ($4000); 2nd prize: Adriana Weiss and Negeen Khandel ($1000 each)

2017-18: 1st prize: Sarah O'Farrell ($1000); 2nd prize: Lily Greenberg Call and Janani Mohan ($600 each)

2016-17: Zijing Song ($750)

2015-16: Shruthi Gopal ($1,000)

2014-15: 1st prize: Simrit Dhillon ($750); 2nd prize: Mikaela Rear and Lucy Song ($500 each)

2013-14: 1st prize:  Tali Gires and Melody Alemansour ($750 each); 2nd prize:  Rebecca Moon and Carina Tai ($500 each)

2012-13: Naomi Egel ($2,500)

2011-12: 1st prize: Jamie Andreson ($2,500); 2nd prize: Maya Yizhaky ($1,500); 3rd prize: Sara Lee ($1,000)

2010-11: No award given

2009-10: 3rd prize only: Ryan Cohen ($500)

2008-09: 1st prize:  Roushani Mansoor, Sarah Weiner, and Lauren Powell ($1,500 each)

2007-08: No award given

2006-07: 1st prize:  Hasina Badani ($2,000)

2005-06: 1st prize:  Elizabeth Mattiuzzi and Julia Gin ($2,500 each)

2004-05: 1st prize: Nancy Si-Ming Liu ($3,000); 2nd prize: Gabriela Maguire ($2,000)

2003-04: 1st prize: Henluen Wang ($300); 2nd prize: Deepa D. Shah ($200)

2002-03: 1st prize: Kristina Kempkey ($300); 2nd prize: Lily Bradley ($200)

2001-02: 1st prize: Whitney Ward ($500)

2000-01: No award given

1999-00: 1st prize: Aeryn Seto ($2,300)

1998-99: 1st prize: Arianne Chernock ($1,000)

1997-98: 2nd prize only: Kathleen Mikulis ($800)