Submission Guidelines for Library Map Prize

Who Can Submit

The Library Map Prize is open to Yale College seniors. Essays may be submitted by seniors or their faculty advisors.


Senior essays submitted for consideration for the Library Map Prize must be supported by one or various maps created, digitized, or analyzed in support of the senior thesis.

Ensure all the maps included in the essay are properly discussed and linked throughout the manuscript. Inserting maps without a connection to the narrative reduces the likelihood of readers and the Library Map Prize judges understanding the importance of the map(s) and how they support the thesis.

If you have questions about these requirements, please contact the Library Map Prize team.

How to Submit a Paper

The winning student must agree to grant the library a non-exclusive right to post his or her essay on EliScholar. Click on Submit Research to view the submission agreement and upload your essay.