Annual Hazards and Disasters Student Paper Competition

The Natural Hazards Center created the Annual Hazards and Disasters Student Paper Competition for undergraduate and graduate students in 2004 as a way to recognize and promote the next generation of hazards and disaster researchers.

Papers are judged on originality, organization, and knowledge of the topic. One undergraduate and one graduate winner each will receive $100, publication on the Natural Hazards Center website, and an opportunity to attend the Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop in Broomfield, Colorado, including registration fees.

Student Paper Competition Winners


Award

The undergraduate and graduate winners* each will receive:

  • A $100 award
  • Publication on the Natural Hazards Center website
  • Free admission to the current Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop
  • Mention in the Natural Hazards Center publications and news outlets

*In the case of co-authors, the monetary award will be divided equally. Winners must sign an agreement allowing the Natural Hazards Center to publish and promote the work before claiming the award.


Call For Papers

Papers can present current research, literature reviews, theoretical arguments, or case studies. Eligible topics include floods and floodplain management, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, climate change, warning systems, hazard mitigation, emergency management, vulnerability, risk communication, and other topics related to the social and behavioral aspects of hazards and disasters.

Submissions and Deadline

The 2018 submission period is now closed. Please check back next year.