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Katherine Singer Kovács Book Award

Submissions accepted July 1 - August 4, 2021, 5:00PM CT. 

At the 2022 SCMS Annual Conference, the Katherine Singer Kovács Book Award for outstanding scholarship in cinema and media studies will be announced. One award of $1,500 will be given to the author of an outstanding book, along with a certificate of citation. Books must be published between August 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021. They should be original works that significantly advance scholarship and thinking in the field either by opening up new lines of inquiry or by consolidating existing ones at a high level of accomplishment. Books previously submitted for consideration for the Kovács Book Award are not eligible.  No book may compete for more than one SCMS award. Publishers and journal editors will be invited to nominate books, but individual SCMS members should feel free either to submit copies of books directly or urge their publisher or editor to do so.


To be eligible, books must be published between August 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021. Republished volumes and edited collections are not eligible. .


Entrants must complete the Kovács Book submission form (ONE nomination per submission form) containing the author’s name, e-mail address, title of the book, name of publisher, publication date, a contact name and e-mail address for someone within the publishing company must be submitted online by August 4, 2021 (5:00 PM CT).

If submitting a physical book, FIVE copies of the book(s) must be received in the SCMS office by August 6, 2021 (5:00 PM CT). Books received after this date will not be accepted - No exceptions!  Failure to follow procedures will result in disqualification.  A W-9 form is required for the Kovács Book Award winner before the check will be disbursed.

Please mail book submissions to:
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Kovács Book Award
40 Parrington Oval
Old Science Hall, Room 300
Norman, Oklahoma 73019