Valene Smith Prize
Student Posters on Tourism
Students at all levels (graduate and undergraduate) are invited to submit posters on the theme of “tourism” for a special 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. Awardees are required to provide SfAA with a bio, picture, and travel receipts to receive payment.
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.
2007 Valene Smith Prize Winner - Beth Croucher
2008 Valene Smith Prize Winners - Kellee Caton, Hanna Ruckman, and Melissa Stevens
2009 Valene Smith Prize Winners - Kristen Hudgins, Melissa Stevens, and Sarah Taylor
2010 Valene Smith Prize Winners - Heidi Nicholls, Rani Salas Mclean, and Tatiana Gumucio
2011 Valene Smith Prize Winners - Kathryn Ranhorn, Erica C. Hann, and Sonja Ulrich
2012 Valene Smith Prize Winners - Elizabeth C. McCoy, Carla Pezzia, and Kristin M. Sullivan
2013 Valene Smith Prize Winners - Katie Kurtessis and Nicolas Rasiulis