The Anthropology of Childhood and Youth Interest Group (ACYIG) is pleased to announce our inaugural Book Prize competition. The ACYIG Book Prize Committee will award $300.00 to an anthropologically-focused book published in 2022-2023 that is cutting-edge, well-written, and contributes significantly to our understanding of children and youth.
Those nominated (self-nominations accepted) must be members of ACYIG. Nominations should be accompanied by four copies of the book, and a letter from the nominator (no longer than 500 words) addressing the book in terms of: (1) originality; (2) relevance to the anthropology of childhood and/or youth; (3) potential for significant impact on the field. No edited volumes or textbooks will be considered.
The awardee will be chosen in Fall 2023, and the Book Prize Committee review of the winning volume will be included in the Spring 2024 edition of NEOS, the flagship publication of ACYIG.
Nomination Letter Deadline: Monday, September 25, 2023
Committee confirmation email will be sent by: Monday October 9, 2023
Books must be sent to Prize Committee by: Monday, October 16, 2023
- Please send nomination letter by email to
Ida Fadzillah Leggett, AYCIG Book Committee Chair
- Within the nomination confirmation email, nominators will receive instructions on where to send four copies of the book.
- The ACYIG Book Prize winner will be announced in Fall 2023.
Questions? Please email Ida Fadzillah Leggett at Ida.Leggett@mtsu.edu