The Oak Tree Prize is a competitive prize awarded annually to support studies in Geography and especially qualitative field work and the collection of original data. The Oak Tree Prize is open to Graduate Geography, Undergraduate Geography and Environmental Studies students at Hunter College for the best research using original field work completed within one or more of the five boroughs of New York City. Field work must be conducted between Spring 2016 and Winter 2017. Self-nominations as well as nominations supported by faculty members are encouraged to apply. Prize to be awarded at the Department of Geography’s Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation in May 2017. Due dates for submission will be announced in the Spring semester as well as format for submissions.