SECOLAS awards three prizes each year: the A.B. Thomas Book Award, the Sturgis Leavitt Award for Best Article, and the Edward H. Moseley Student Paper Award. The presentation of the awards is made at the annual meeting, and the names of the winners and their works are printed in The Latin Americanist.
The awards consist of a plaque and a cash sum. The amount of each award is determined by the Executive Committee and the membership.
Each award is administered by a committee that decides the winner and sets policy, such as deadlines, for the contest. Committees may decide to award honorable mentions if they so desire. Information on submitting works for any of the awards is located on the conference page.
The Alfred B. Thomas Book Award
List of Alfred B. Thomas Award Recipients | Award Committee
The Alfred B. Thomas Award is awarded annually for the best book on a Latin American subject published by a SECOLAS member in the previous year. Co-authored works may be considered, but not anthologies or edited works. Books may be in any language. Authors must have been members of SECOLAS for the two calendar years preceding the year in which the prize will be awarded.Selection of the winning book is made by a committee of three members, at least one of whom is not a historian, selected by the Executive Committee. Members serve for three years on a rotating basis.
The Sturgis Leavitt Award for Best Article
List of Sturgis Leavitt Award Recipients | Award Committee
The Sturgis Leavitt Award is given annually for the best article on a Latin American or Iberian subject published by a SECOLAS member in the previous calendar year. The article may be written in any language. Preference will be given to articles that have an appeal beyond a single discipline. Selection of the winning article is made by a committee of three members selected by the Executive Committee. Members serve for three years on a rotating basis.
The Edward H. Moseley Student Paper Award
List of Moseley Award Recipients | Award Committee
The Edward H. Moseley Award is presented annually to a graduate student and SECOLAS member for the best paper at the current year’s meeting. Selection of the winning paper is made by a committee of three members selected by the Executive Committee. Members serve for three years on a rotating basis