BC Studies is proud to award an annual prize to the author of the best paper published in the journal each calendar year. The prize, funded by donations, is intended to encourage and celebrate high-quality work on British Columbia, regardless of topic or discipline.
In recognition of the generous lead donation of the UBC Museum of Anthropology, 2015-2030 recipients of the BC Studies Prize will receive a specially-commissioned piece of art work by Musqueam artist Susan Point. The prize-winning paper is announced in the spring issue of the journal, on the BC Studies website, and in other outlets, and will immediately be placed on Open Access. The prize operates on a calendar year basis. All papers published in the journal between 1 January and 31 December each year will be eligible for consideration.
The BC Studies Prize is awarded to the paper judged by the editors and members of the BC Studies Editorial Board to have made the greatest contribution to understanding British Columbia in the previous year, primarily on the basis of the significance and originality of the research but also taking into account the career stage of the author. Authors of co- and multi-authored articles will need to nominate one of their number as recipient of the prize artwork.
All papers published in the journal will automatically be eligible for the award of the prize. There is no additional application procedure.