Andrew Hunter Award
The Andrew Hunter Award is offered annually for historical research on Simcoe County, Ontario, written by an undergraduate student for a course in any university or college. In this eighth year of competition, we look forward to receiving many worthy entries for each of the two awards being offered.
The entry shall be an essay between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length or a fourth year undergraduate thesis paper (no length restriction) on some aspect of the history of Simcoe County, Ontario, written in English or in French. The author must have been a part-time or full-time undergraduate student in a degree program at an accredited university or college at the time of writing.
- The essay must have been written to meet the requirement of an undergraduate credit course during the 2012-2013 academic year.
- The thesis paper must have been submitted for grading in the 2012-2013 academic year.
Entries become the property of the Simcoe County Historical Association and may be published as part of an essay collection.
Essay entries shall be postmarked by April 22, 2013 and undergraduate theses shall be postmarked by June 30, 2013.
Submissions will not be returned to the contestants. Papers must be typed in Times New Roman 12 point font, double spaced, and should not bear the instructor’s comments or grade. Three copies must be provided. A cover sheet must list the author’s name, address, phone number, year of study, school affiliation and department, and the name of the instructor for whom the paper was written.
Entries should be sent to:
The Corresponding Secretary
Simcoe County Historical Association
P.O. Box 144, Barrie, ON L4M 4S9
Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel appointed by the Simcoe County Historical Association. The winners will be announced in early May 2013 with the presentation of the awards to take place at the Annual General Meeting of the Association.
There will be two awards offered in Canadian funds, one for $500 for the best undergraduate essay and one for $500 for the best undergraduate thesis. The Simcoe County Historical Association may edit the winning entries for the purpose of publication.
The Simcoe County Historical Association is under no obligation to grant the awards each year.