The Writing Excellence prizes are awarded annually to encourage and reward good writing in all disciplines. A total of ten prizes ($250 each) will be awarded for papers written in the 2017 calendar year:
Papers written as part of the requirement for courses taken at the University of Puget Sound during Spring, Summer, or Fall 2017 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. The same paper may be submitted to two categories only if one of the categories is the race and pedagogy category. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018. Each paper must be accompanied by an Award Entry Form. Students should submit two versions of the paper: the original paper with the professor’s comments and a clean copy with no comments.
If you have any questions about the process or the prizes, please contact Professor Julie Christoph (253.879.3395 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Results of the competition will be announced the first week of April, and award winners in each category will be honored at Convocation on the Saturday of Commencement weekend.
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.
In addition to the university-wide Writing Excellence awards, many departments also have departmental writing awards. Students are welcome and encouraged to submit papers to both university-wide and department-specific writing competitions.