Valene Smith Prize Student Posters on Tourism

Students at all levels (graduate and undergraduate) who are registered and presenting a poster at the SfAA Annual Meeting with the theme of “tourism/heritage” are eligible for a competition honoring long-time member, Valene Smith.

Three cash prizes will be awarded - $500 for first prize and $250 for two honorable mention prizes. In order to qualify, the posters should be concerned in some way with the applied social science of tourism/heritage.

Valene Smith was one of the founders of the study of tourism and edited the ground-breaking book, “Hosts and Guests: The Anthropology of Tourism”.

The posters which are submitted for the Valene Smith Competition will be set up and exhibited with all other posters at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Please contact the SfAA Office for additional information on the competition.

Awardees are required to provide SfAA with a bio, picture, and travel receipts to receive payment.

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