1st Place Overall Winner:
Ashlan Gruwell, "Evangelical Protestants: Friend or Foe?" Awarded $300
2nd Place Overall Winner:
Madison Sinclair Johnson, "Tried and Prejudice: Using Hate Crime Sentencings to Disprove the Rise of Right-Wing Terrorism in the United States" Awarded $250
3rd Place Overall Winner:
David Clove, Abigail Ryan, "Be Thou Sexist? Hostile & Benevolent Sexism Among Latter-day Saints" Awarded $200
Awarded $150 each
Best comparative paper: Elliana Pastrano, "How do Emigration Rates Affect the Democracy Score of the Home Country?"
Best IR paper: Peyton Lykins, "Tanks and Missiles: The Only Counterterrorism Strategy?"
Best American paper: Kelsey Eyre, Jordan Gygi, and Kesley Townsend, "To Guide Us in These Latter-days: When partisans disagree with the Church's guidance"
Best Race and Ethnicity Paper: Suzy Yi, "Intersectional Constituents: How Minority Elected Officials Respond to Minority Constituents."
Note: There were no theory posters
“Ideologues in the Political Pipeline: Measuring the Ambition of Local Elected Officials”
By Grant Baldwin & Chris Vazquez
“Are Supreme Court Decisions Congruent with Public Opinion on Campaign Finance”
By Kesley Townsend
“Polarization Through a Generational Lens”
By Jeremy Pratt, Clara Cullen, Hannah Forsyth
“Does Clothing Make the Candidate? Identifying the Impact of Traditional Immigrant Clothing on Elections”
By Elle Diether, Megan Cann, and McKell McIntyre
“The Failure Effect: Gender and Benevolence in Sports”
By Abby Woodfield, Morgan Rushforth, Meg Price, Sam Ames