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Word Count Requirements Updated For Undergraduate Awards 2018

Word Count Limits

For written work, the word count must be between 2,500-5,000 words, with the exception of the following categories, which can be up to 12,000 words long: For the portfolio-based categories, Visual Arts and Architecture & Design, please find the Submission Guidelines here. Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences Computer Science Earth & Environmental Sciences Engineering Life Sciences Mathematics & Physics Medical Sciences There is a 10% leeway on the maximum word count. For example, if your maximum word count is 5,000, your paper can be up to 5,500 words. Papers that are over or under the required word count will be disqualified.

 

Portfolio-based Categories

1. Architecture and Design:

Analytical or critical papers on the subject of architecture or design should be submitted to the Art History & Theory category. Entrants should submit a maximum of 10 images and a Statement between 300 – 1,500 words, explaining their work.Entrants to Architecture & Design DO NOT submit an Abstract.

 

2. Visual Arts

Analytical or critical papers on the subject of art should be submitted to Art History & Theory. Students of Product Design should submit to Architecture & Design. Entrants should submit a maximum of 10 images and an Artist’s Statement between 200-300 words, explaining their work. Entrants to Visual Arts DO NOT submit an Abstract.
 
 
 

The following elements DO contribute to the word count: Footnotes, In-text Citations, Image/figure captions - included

The following elements DO NOT contribute to the word count: Abstract, Appendix, Bibliography or Works Cited Pages, Submission title, Table of contents, List of abbreviations, Tables of figures.

Abstract Word Count

 

Abstracts must be between 100-300 words in length. There is a 10% leeway on the upper word limit.

Appendix

If you have a small additional piece of information that is pushing you over the word count, you are allowed to place it in the appendix and refer to it in your paper. It is important that entrants do not abuse the appendices and included more information than necessary.

Learn more about how to submit to this year's Undergraduate Awards here.