Any undergraduate student who has 48 or more total credits and has officially declared a major in English, a major in English with Writing Emphasis, a major in English with a Teacher Education Emphasis (5-12), or a major in Literary Studies may enter this contest by submitting essays written for any ENGL 211 or above English course during the current 2012-2013 academic year. Should a minimum number of entries not be received by the contest deadline, the department reserves the right to award no prizes.
Essays should be typed, double-spaced. Please paperclip the formal essay pages together—do not staple. Since it will be judged blindly by a panel of English faculty, do not include your name on the essay itself, just a title. With your essay, submit a cover sheet that includes your name, the essay title, the class for which the essay was written, the instructor’s name, and your on-campus mail number. You have the option of discussing your essay submission with your instructor for revisions and suitability. Please note that submitted essays will not be returned.
Essay(s) must be received by the English Department administrative office (JRC 333) by 3 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013.
A first prize of $150 and one second prize of $100 will be awarded.