Academic Festival 2020 will take place on the online Digital Commons Academic Festival site Friday, April 24, 2020. The judging and distribution of awards on April 24 will continue as planned. We are encouraging students to upload a video of their presentation, especially for the papers.

Submission Deadlines:
Digital poster or paper talk due April 17.
Best Writing award submissions due April 1.

To Submit:

  • If you have already submitted your working title, login via the My Account page, click on the title of your submission, and click Revise Submission in the top left corner. Complete all information requested on the form. Do not enter a duplicate submission.
  • If you have not yet submitted a working title click here. Complete all information requested on the form.
  • If you have any Academic Festival questions please email Librarian Bev Lysobey at or Professor Steven Michels at

Awards and prizes will be presented in the following categories: Best Writing, Best Multidisciplinary Research or Collaboration, Most Scholarly Impact or Potential, Best Visuals, Most Creative, Most Meaningful. In addition, there is a Dean’s Prize for the best poster or paper from each College and the Provost’s Prize, selected from the top College presentations. All Festival attendees vote for the Campus Choice award. Click here for the list of winners from previous years.

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