The Department of English once again will host its annual prize competitions. The deadline for all submissions is Friday, March 18, at 4 p.m. (EST).
The following awards are available:
- 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 formal poems by an undergraduate student. Formal poems are those written in predetermined forms: e.g., abecedarian, cinquain, ghazal, pantoum, sestina, sonnet, terza rima, villanelle, etc.
- For prose writers:
- The Edith Garber Krotinger Prize for the best creative writing other than poetry by an undergraduate student.
- The Eleanor Leuser Award for outstanding writing for or about children by an undergraduate 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 an undergraduate woman in the College of Arts and Sciences.
- For graduate students: The Timothy Calhoun Memorial Prize for Poetry for the best poem or group of poems (three) by a graduate student in the Department of English.
- Submit the entry as an email Word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your name should not appear on the contest entry.
- In the body of the email, include your name, student ID number, and local phone number.
- State clearly which entry is for which prize.
- No submission duplicates from one prize to another.
Please note: Students may receive no more than $100 in prize money without reduction of financial aid, subject to federal and state regulations.