Student Showcase Policies & Procedures


The Student Showcase is open to University of Alaska Anchorage students from the following campuses: Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna, Chugiak/Eagle River, Kenai Peninsula, Kachemak Bay, Kodiak, and Prince William Sound. Works submitted may be on any subject, but must have been produced for a UAA course or program in spring, summer, or fall semesters of 2015. Submissions are not limited to written works and may include performance, visual art, music and other mediums.


I. Application. Consider your best coursework produced in your class over the past year and review it with your professor. Submitted works must be no longer than 30 typed, double-spaced pages, (excluding bibliography), longer works must be condensed to meet this page limit. Entries, other than written projects, must include a slide, a tape/CD, website or picture of the subject matter, along with a specific description of the work.

II. Screening. Once you submit your application and copy of your work, an anonymous review will be done by two faculty members of your Showcase submission discipline. If the total score is high enough, you will be invited to present your work in the Student Showcase Conference, Spring 2016.  Conference invitations will be announced in February 2016.

III. Conference and Awards. At the conference you will make a presentation of approximately 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes of Q&A and dialogue. A distinguished panel of three community panelist judges will evaluate your presentation on the day of the Conference. Their scores are combined with the faculty scores to determine the Student Showcase winners who will be published in the journal. All students who present at the conference are recognized in the journal. All student presenters, their faculty, and commentators, are invited to the Showcase Awards where the awards will be announced April 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the UAA Student Union, Den. Awards include a $300 cash prize and publication in the 2016 Student Showcase Journal.

Application Details

Only one entry may be submitted per student. Submissions are now accepted for 2016.  Entries were due January 31, 2016. Students will be required to present their work at the Student Academic Showcase Conference in order to be considered for awards/publication. 2016 UAA Student Academic Showcase Conference is April 7 & 8.

Consider the Possibilities

If you would like to gain experience in public presentation, to enhance your resume, and possibly see your work published, then make a submission to Student Showcase. To apply, application is required online at:

2017 Application and Project Submission Accepted MAY 1, 2016 through JANUARY 29, 2017

If you have any questions please contact the Student Life & Leadership Office at 786-1215 or email