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Calls for Awards/Prizes for Books, Grad Students, Teaching

1 Jul 2023 1:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Call for Nominations for the

Institute of General Semantics

2023 Prizes and Awards


The Sanford I. Berman Award

The Berman Award recognizes excellence in teaching general semantics. The award is open to educators on any level of formal schooling, as well as teachers participating in non-traditional settings. Entry requirements: A letter of nomination or self-nomination and supporting materials.


The Christine L. Nystrom Prize

The Nystrom Prize is awarded to a student currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral level graduate program for outstanding scholarship in the form of a paper on the topic of symbols and meaning. The winning entry will be published in the IGS journal, ETC: A Review of General Semantics, and receive a cash prize of $500. Entry requirements: A

letter from an advisor attesting to the student’s current status, and a paper taking the form of a scholarly article (entries should be previously unpublished).


The S.I. Hayakawa Book Prize

The Hayakawa Book Prize is awarded to the most outstanding work published in the past five years on topics of direct relevance to the discipline of general semantics. The prize includes a cash award of $1,000. Entry requirements: A letter of nomination or self-nomination and one copy of the book.


The IGS awards and prizes will be presented at our annual Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture in New York City on October 27, 2023. Winners will be invited to attend and participate in our symposium to follow on October 28-29, 2023).


Send inquiries and nominations to IGS President Lance Strate at


Deadline for nominations: July 31, 2023.

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