English Department Prizes

 We hope that you will consider submitting your best work for the 2017 English Prizes. Monetary awards are given for the best submissions in each contest listed below.  All undergraduate students presently 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 of your choice. Students wishing to enter this contest must
sign up with Christina Bolio in the English Department by Monday, April 10th.
Contestants will deliver their speeches starting at
6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19th in Alumni Lounge, Mather Hall.
 

DEADLINE for all submissions is MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Send your work as an e-mail attachment(s) to englishdepartment@trincoll.edu with the name of the contest being entered at the top of your submission(s).  To ensure anonymity for judging, please do NOT put your name on your work.
  • Please include your full name, year, and box number in your e-mail.  You may submit entries for multiple prizes in one e-mail, but please include each entry as a separate attachment,  labeled with the name of the contest you are entering.
  • Work submitted after the April 10th deadline will not be considered.
  • Contest winners will be notified prior to the Honors Day Ceremony held on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. in the College Chapel.
  • Contests are open to ALL undergraduate students (including IDP students) presently registered at Trinity College.
  • Please e-mail Christina Bolio in the English department @ christina.bolio@trincoll.edu with any questions.