Annual Thesis Prize
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Annual Thesis Prize

Humanitarian Communication Thesis Prize 2021

Have you recently completed your master thesis on humanitarian communication or the representation of international development? Do you want to share your research with a broader audience and get recognition for your work from an expert jury? Then submit your thesis for the Humanitarian Communication Thesis Prize 2021!

 

Each year we award the Humanitarian Communication Thesis Prize to the best Master’s thesis on the representation of the Global South written by a student at a Dutch or Belgium university or other academic institution in the Netherlands or Belgium. The winner receives the thesis prize and a cash prize.

 

To enter the competition and be eligible for the Humanitarian Communication Thesis Prize 2021, a few conditions apply. Your thesis must have been:

 

  • completed between January 1, 2020 and September 1, 2021;
  • written at a university or other academic institution in the Netherlands or Belgium;
  • written in either Dutch or English;
  • focused on communication (in the broadest sense) on development issues in the Global South, in any discipline or area of knowledge, including humanitarian communication, discourses of international development, the use of stereotypes of ‘developing’ countries and peoples, or on any other topic related to both communication and the Global South.

 

Your thesis will be reviewed by a selected committee and assessed on the following criteria:

 

  • Academic quality and originality;
  • Societal relevance and urgency;
  • Writing style and argumentative structure of the thesis.

 

To enter the competition, please fill in the registration form at https://bit.ly/hucom-thesis-prize-2021 and send a digital copy of your thesis (and a proof of your grade) to [email protected] by November 1, 2021 (mentioning ‘Humanitarian Communication Thesis Prize 2021’). In case the file is bigger than 10MB, please use WeTransfer or a similar file transfer site.

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: NOVEMBER 1, 2021 

 

The award will be presented at a celebratory public event in early 2022, most likely somewhere in Amsterdam. For any remaining questions, please contact [email protected].

Humanitarian Communication Thesis Prize 2018 and 2019

In 2018, the first time we organized the Thesis Prize, Emma Vogt won the prize for the Best Thesis, while Miriam Ocadiz Arriaga (now one of our board members!) received a Special Mention for her research and Gabriel Ramirez Acevedo (now also one of our board members!) the prize for Best Pecha Kucha presentation. In 2019, Dani Haudenschild won the prize for Best Thesis, while Brittany Keller won the prize for Best Pecha Kucha presentation. Congratulations!

 

In 2020 we unfortunately did not organize a Thesis Prize, but in 2021 we will host the third edition!

 

Humanitarian Communication Thesis Prize 2018

Jury reports (Emma and Miriam)
Event photos (by Franck Doho)
Aftermovie (by Elsie Vermeer)

Photo: Franck Doho