Friday, December 9, 2011

Writing an Academic Paper on Israel During This Fall 2011 Semester?!

2011 Israel Essay Contest

Writing an academic paper on Israel during this Fall 2011 semester? If so, then you can win a FREE Roundtrip Airfare to Israel. Submit your paper for consideration today!

To further the study of Israel in an academic perspective, the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies is sponsoring a contest for the best University of Maryland student paper on modern Israel, written in the Fall 2011 semester. Students are invited to submit academic essays of a variety of kinds—review essays, research papers, textual studies—with a focus on Israeli politics, society, or culture.

Students with an academic interest in Israel are encouraged to enter. The Israel Essay Contest is open to all undergraduate & graduate students registered at University of Maryland College Park during the current Fall 2011 semester. All essays must be submitted by midnight EST, Wednesday, February 15, 2012 to:

Essay Contest Prize:
One roundtrip, economy-class, airfare ticket to Israel. Airfare must be redeemed by December 31, 2012.
Airfare cost must NOT exceed $1,500 USD, including all applicable surcharges and taxes. Essays will be added to the Gildenhorn Institute’s website (if author authorizes).

For FAQ’s, contest rules, guidelines or questions, please visit our website:

Or visit to download a flyer

If you still have questions, please email the Israel Studies coordinator, Jennifer Cornejo at You must use “Israel Studies Essay Contest” in your subject line.