The applicant must submit two commentaries in English, each no more than 4000 characters (~500 words) in length, and one photo. One commentary must be based on one or more of the photos by Rachel Tanur and one must be based on an original photo taken by the applicant. Each commentary is expected to give a sociological analysis of the selected visual material, based on theoretical and applied social science methods.

In addition, each applicant must submit a letter from his or her advisor, certifying the current student status of the applicant, to

A panel of judges appointed by ISA's Research Committee on Visual Sociology will choose the winners. Both the commentaries and the photo will be made publicly accessible. Entering the competition and posting material online implies permission for that material to be used on the website as a living memorial to Rachel Tanur.

The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology Application 2018

  • Applicant Info

  • Account Info

    This account will be used to submit your essay response on Rachel's Works.
  • Prize Criterion 1 - Image Upload

  • Note: We recommended that you copy and paste your commentary from a separate word processing program, rather than entering your text directly into this field.
  • Prize Criterion 2 - Essay Response on Rachel's Works

  • Submitting this application form will send your account information to the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize staff for authentication. Your photo essay submitted for Prize Criterion 1 is not evaluated during the authentication process.

    Once your account has been authenticated, you will receive instructions via email on how to submit your essay response on one of Rachel Tanur's works.

    Your application will not be considered complete until both Prize Criteria 1 and 2 have been fully submitted according to application procedures and you have received an automated email confirming your successful submission.

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