Welcome to the 2018–2019 Jackier Prize Competition!
What is the Jackier Prize?
Every object has a story to tell about the people who made it and those who used it or gave it value. The Jackier Prize Competition provides an opportunity for U-M undergraduate students to explore and discover the stories behind the objects at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. This competition is open to any undergraduate from any discipline at U-M. The essays (up to five) that best demonstrate excellence in archaeological research will be awarded a cash prize. This prize is made possible by the generous donation of U-M alumnus Lawrence Jackier and his wife Eleanor Jackier. Jackier Prize winners for 2018 were: Dilyn Grabell, a first-year student planning to major in economics with a minor in the Science, Technology and Society Program; Isabel Grace, another first-year student double-majoring in organizational studies and communications; and Madeline Jacobson, a third-year classical archaeology major with a minor in Judaic studies and museum studies.
Learn more about the winners and read their essays: