Submission Criteria

We are seeking research-based projects in any discipline, including academic essays and papers, journalism, visual and performing arts, and other multimedia works. The Crown aims to reach a general audience, so we are particularly looking for work that's accessible to nonspecialists.

Submissions from technical fields can be excerpts from a poster, thesis, or other research presentation or publication. An excerpt might include an introduction outlining the problem and its importance; a brief overview of methods; and a section on the findings and their significance. Links to posters, publications, or data sets to support your paper are welcome.

  • Submissions are open to Honors students and to student projects funded by SOURCE.
  • Each submission needs to be supported by a faculty recommendation (you provide contact information, and we will request the letter).
  • Papers should be under approximately 1,500 words, excluding bibliography.

Honors students can earn civic engagement for submitting to The Crown: one hour for submitting, and up to ten hours if your work is published.