Essay Award in English

Essay Award in English


This award is presented to an undergraduate student for an outstanding critical, analytical, or expository essay originating in an English department professional and public writing class.

Selection Criteria

Essays submitted for this award should involve inquiry and can be on any topic. Students may submit up to two separate pieces. Courses qualifying for this award include the following: Eng. W210, W230, W231, W262, W270, W310, W313, W315, W318, W320, W326, W331, W366, W377, W390, W397, W400, W411, W412, and W426. Writing from W131 and W140 should be submitted to the Hal Tobin Award. Note: If your work focuses on topics in writing studies, please submit it to the Professional and Public Writing Award instead of this award. Work entered in this contest may not also be entered in the Creative Nonfiction Writing Award contest. This contest does not focus on “creative" in the same sense.

How to Apply

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