English Department Prizes

Spring 2015

Prize Description Prize Amount
PRESTON GURNEY PRIZES  
(Topics must meet the approval of the English Department’s Committee on Prizes and Premiums.) 

Awarded to an undergraduate senior for the best essay of 5,000 words or less on any topic in literary criticism (fiction).

1st Prize
$3,500

2nd Prize
$1,800
  Awarded to an undergraduate senior for the best essay of 5,000 words or less on any topic in literary criticism (poetry). 1st Prize
$3,500

2nd Prize
$1,800
Awarded to an undergraduate senior for the best essay of 5,000 words or less on any topic in cultural criticism. 1st Prize
$3,500

2nd Prize
$1,800

THE BETSY AMANDA LEHMAN ’77 MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM

 


Awarded to a Brown senior studying journalism or practicing as a journalist for a campus or professional publication who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and intellectual ability. The portfolio may include selected publications and/or academic work in the study of journalism, including essays written for Brown classes and senior theses. 1st Prize
$1,000

2nd Prize
$600

THE CASEY SHEARER MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVE NONFICTION


Awarded to a full-time Brown junior or senior for creative nonfiction of 3,000 words or less.  Submission can be a collection of brief pieces or one long piece.

(Hard news pieces and entries over 3,000 words will not be considered.)


1st Prize
$1,000

2nd Prize
$500

 RULES

1. Submit entry forms online at:  http://brown.edu/academics/english/english-department-prizes

2. One entry per competition. A separate entry form must be completed for each competition.

3. Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript.  

4. The university reserves the right to withhold any award.

5. Submissions will be read by a committee of faculty members in the English Department. The committee's decisions will be final.

Entries must be submitted online.

DEADLINE:  Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.

*No hard copies or late submissions will be accepted.*