Oh good point! Yes; this is meant for undergrad work. No age restrictions, but this is not for post-graduate degrees. Next year I'll edit it to include that tiny detail- my bad!
And staff can app, for sure.
It will be read with no names attached by an assorted group of individuals including non-staffers and teachers not invested in PortCon. That way even if a staffer does end up with the award it will be as non-biased as possible.