May 21, 2013

Prize: Student work on the Greek Legacy

Deadline:May 31


Each year, the Arthur and Mary Platsis Prizes award undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Michigan for exceptional work related to the Greek Legacy from its earliest roots through the Classical and Hellenistic eras and as echoed and reinforced in the works of Byzantine and Modern Greek culture. Students in any college and any field are invited to submit work dealing with the relevance of Greek thought and experience for our world today.

There are three main categories of submissions:

1) Research may be presented in any standard scholarly form. Prizes range from $150—$400.

2) Creative work may be presented in a variety of forms: essays, plays, poems, films, musical compositions, performances, visual art, translations/adaptations, etc. Performances and musical compositions should be submitted on audio or video, visual arts in digital form or slides, and translations/adaptations together with the original work. There are no restrictions on length or size of works. Prizes range from $150—$400.

3) Response to the Darius Milhaud’s Oresteia of Aeschylus (aka Oresteian Trilogy), being performed April 4 at Hill Auditorium, or the SITI Company’s Trojan Women, being performed at the Power Center April 27—28. Submissions should be 500-1500 words. Prizes for responses will be $50.

For more details of these performances visit their websites:
Milhaud’s Oresteia of Aeschylus :
SITI Company’s Trojan Women:

All entries must include four copies of the work(s) and must be accompanied by a cover sheet with the following information typewritten on the page:
• Name of student
• Local address & phone number
• Permanent address
• e-mail address
• School or college
• Class & UMID #
• A brief statement of justification (between five and ten sentences, depending on the nature of the work submitted) explaining how the Greek legacy is treated in the work submitted.
All submissions must be complete, as outlined above. Entries will be anonymously evaluated by the 2013 Platsis Symposium Committee. Amounts of prizes shall also be determined by the committee and shall reflect the scope of the work selected. One or more prizes will be awarded at the 12th Annual Platsis Symposium, which will be held in September 29, 2013.
For more information please contact: Sandra Andrade at

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2013.
Please submit entries to:
Sandra Andrade
Department of Classical Studies
2160 Angell Hall
435 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

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