Are you a writer? Earn cash prizes for your work through English Prizes 2013, open to all majors

Entries are being accepted for the Department of English’s annual prize competitions, which are open to students of all majors. More than $1,500 in prizes will be warded.

The competition categories are:

For first-year essayists

  • The Karl Lemmerman Prize for the best essay written by a first-year student.

For advanced essayists

  • The Holden Prize for the best essay by a sophomore, junior, or senior student.

For poets

  • The Finley Foster and Emily Hills Prizes for the best poem or group (three) of poems by an undergraduate student.
  • The Helen B. Sharnoff Prize for the best formal poem or group (three) of poems by an undergraduate student.

For prose writers

  • The Edith Garber Krotinger Prize for the best creative writing other than poetry.
  • The Eleanor Leuser Award for outstanding writing for or about children by a student enrolled in a creative writing course at the university.

For women writers

  • The Emily M. Hills Award for the best poem or essay written by a woman in the College of Arts and Sciences.

To be considered in the competition, writers must submit: an anonymous hard copy of the entry to Guilford House 106B, the appropriate entry form (available in 106B) and the entry as an email Microsoft Word attachment. All entries must be emailed to to by Wednesday, March 6, at 5 p.m.

Students may receive no more than $100 in prize money without reduction of financial aid, subject to federal and state regulations.