English Department Prizes

We hope that you will consider submitting your best work for the 2018 English Prizes.  Monetary awards are given for the best submissions for each contest listed below.  All undergraduate students currently enrolled at Trinity College are encouraged to enter.

 

 

THE FRED PFEIL MEMORIAL PRIZE IN CREATIVE WRITING

This Prize is awarded annually for a piece of literary work (fiction, poetry,

play script, screenplay, creative nonfiction) which addresses issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships.

One submission per student.

 

 

THE TRINITY ALUMNUS PRIZES IN FICTION

Prizes awarded for short stories of any length. 

One submission per student.

 

 

JOHN CURTIS UNDERWOOD MEMORIAL PRIZES IN POETRY 

Prizes awarded for up to four pages of original poetry.

Up to four pages of poetry per student.

 

 

THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS PRIZE

An award for one poem of any length

(with possible publication in a nationally distributed journal)

One submission per student.

 

 

THE FRANK W. WHITLOCK PRIZES IN DRAMA

Prizes awarded for one-act play scripts. 

One submission per student.

 

 

THE ALUMNI PRIZES IN ENGLISH COMPOSITION

Prizes awarded for expository writing.  Essays originally written for college

courses will be accepted if conscientiously revised and retyped.

One submission per student.

 

 

THE F.A. BROWN PRIZES IN PUBLIC SPEAKING 

       Prizes awarded for an original persuasive speech, 5-8 minutes in length,

on a contemporary issue selected by the student speaker.

       Students wishing to enter this contest must sign up with

Christina Bolio in the English Department (christina.bolio@trincoll.edu)

 no later than Thursday, April 5th.

Contestants will deliver their speeches starting at

 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12th in the Reese Room, Smith House.

 

DEADLINE for all submissions is

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

- Send your work as an email attachment(s) to englishdepartment@trincoll.edu with the name of the contest

  being entered at the top of your submission(s). To ensure anonymity do NOT put your name on your work.

- Please include your name, year, and box number in your email.  You may submit entries for multiple prizes in     

one email, but your entry for each contest must be separate attachments labeled with the contest being entered.

- Work submitted after the April 5th deadline will not be considered.

- Contest winners will be notified prior to the Honors Day Ceremony held on Friday, May 4, 2018, at 3:30 p.m.

   in the College Chapel.

- Contests are open to ALL undergraduate students (including IDP students) presently registered at Trinity.