Writing Excellence Awards
The Writing Excellence prizes are awarded annually to encourage and reward good writing in all disciplines. A total of nine prizes ($250.00 each) will be awarded this year:
- Two prizes in each category: Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics
- One prize each for First-year Seminars, Connections, and Graduate Programs
Rules for the Contest
Papers written as part of the requirement for courses taken at the University of Puget Sound during the most recent Spring, Summer, or Fall are eligible. Papers of any length may be submitted; short papers are as likely to win as long ones.
Students may submit no more than one paper in each category, and each paper must be accompanied by a description of the assignment and an Award Entry Form. (Entry forms are also available in the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching, Howarth 105/109.) Students should submit the original paper in person with the professor’s comments, or a photocopy of it, to the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching by 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013.
If you have any questions about the process or the prizes, please contact Julie Christoph (253.879.3282 or email@example.com).
Winning essays from recent years
Winning essays are posted in the box to the right, as well as in Sound Ideas, Puget Sound's site for sharing the work of Puget Sound students and faculty.