Inaugurated in 2017, the award is named for one of our founding members. Maureen Furniss joined the Society as a student at its inception and has since supported the Society as President, Chair and as one of the most prolific writers, publishers and promoters of animation studies globally. She has always been a champion of students and encouraged many to flourish in their careers.
The Society for Animation Studies is now accepting submissions for the Maureen Furniss Award for Best Student Paper on Animated Media. Entries must be previously unpublished academic papers – completed in 2023 – that contribute to the field of animation studies, broadly defined. Following a round of peer review, the winning paper will be published in Animation Studies, the Society for Animation Studies’ peer-reviewed online journal (https://journal.animationstudies.org/). Maximum length is 10,000 words. Submissions must be written in or translated to English. The author must be a current member of the SAS. Students of all levels (undergraduate and graduate) are welcome to apply. Please email a copy of your paper with all identifying information removed (in .doc or .pdf format) to Dr. Mihaela Mihailova at email@example.com. Name, affiliation, and any other relevant information should be included in the body of the email. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2024. The recipient of the Maureen Furniss Award will be announced at the upcoming SAS conference at UNSW, Sydney, July 1-4, 2024.
Past Award Winners