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Deadline extended to October 15

The J. Warren Nystrom Award, established by former AAG Executive Director J. Warren Nystrom, supports an annual prize for a paper based upon a recent dissertation in geography. Papers must be presented at the upcoming AAG Annual Meeting.

Eligibility for this competition is restricted to AAG members who have received the PhD degree since April 1, 2013 and who have been members of the AAG for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The Nystrom Award Review Committee will complete the evaluation process by early December. The Annual Meeting Preliminary Program (usually available in January) will indicate those individuals advancing to the final round of the competition (i.e. presentation at the Annual Meeting). Finalists will be invited to submit their papers for consideration for publication in The Professional Geographer. From the Nystrom competition papers presented at the annual meeting, the Review Committee will recommend from one to two cash awards. The total annual prize awarded is $1,000.

Applications should be sent to meeting [at] aag [dot] org. For complete submission information, visit