IPPA 2022 Student Paper Prize

The IPPA 2022 Student Prize is awarded to a student delegate to recognise excellence and original contributions of the research endeavour of students attending the 22nd Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association.

The best student presentation award will receive US$500. A certificate of recognition will also be awarded to two students as runner-up awards.


  • The author must be enrolled as a student in a program of supervised research (undergraduate or postgraduate) in any tertiary institution.

  • A submission with co-authors will be allowed with the proviso that the student is the lead author, and the research is indicative of the student’s own work. The prize is only awarded to the student/lead author.

  • For students whose expected date of graduation is before 15 August 2022, contact the IPPA Secretariat directly to confirm their eligibility.

  • The paper should be submitted according to the general submission procedure of the 22nd IPPA Congress, i.e., meeting the requirements and deadlines announced by the Secretariat and the IPPA 2022 Organising Committee.

  • The student should select the suitable panel and personally make the oral presentation of the paper during the conference. Non-attendance of the student or having a proxy or substitute to present will automatically disqualify the entry.

  • Only papers that are not yet published or presented in other conferences are eligible for this award.


All students who submitted on or before the 15th August 2022 and whose abstracts have been duly accepted may be considered for the prize. An expression of interest to join the competition is included in the abstract submission form so please ensure that this question is answered.

To qualify for the prize, students must submit the following to the IPPA Secretariat in Microsoft Word document format on or before the 15th October 2022, 5pm (GMT+7) with the following:

  1. Title of the Paper

  2. Name and Contact Details of the Student (enumerating the co-authors, if applicable)

  3. Institution, Course and Principal Supervisor of the Student

  4. Text summary of the presentation not exceeding 1000 words

  5. Bibliography of works cited


Scholarly Content (70%)

  • Technical Quality (35%): includes the clarity and method of the research; factual and informative, ethical use of sources (e.g., appropriately acknowledging all data sources, stating scope and limitations of the research), and ideas are well-constructed, and with the effective use of language.

  • Relevance (35%): includes contribution and novelty of the research in terms of new findings or generation of new ideas through the synthesis of existing literature and research.

Presentation (30%)

  • Manner of delivery (10%): presentation is delivered in a clear and effective manner.

  • Knowledge and preparedness (15%): slides, images, examples and audio/video materials (if any) were carefully selected to strengthen the overall impact of the paper and the logical sequence of the presentation, questions were properly addressed/answered by the student in a coherent and informed manner.

  • Adherence (5%): The overall presentation adhered to the guidelines set by the panel, e.g., presented within the allocated timeframe.


  • IPPA reserves the right not to award any or all of the prizes if submissions lack sufficient overall merit and guidelines were clearly violated.

  • The winners will be announced and will be presented with their awards during the business meeting and closing dinner of the conference.

  • Further announcements will also be made through the IPPA Secretariat and IPPA 2022 official websites and via official social media channels.