English Department Spring Prizes

English Department Prizes

 

Recent Recipients

 

Spring Prizes

PRESTON GURNEY PRIZES

(Topics must meet the approval of the English Department’s Committee on Prizes and Premiums.)

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

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

Cultural: Awarded to an undergraduate senior for the best essay of 5,000 words or less on any topic in cultural criticism.

Deadline: Tuesday, March 15 by 3:00 pm.

1st Prize   $1,000

2nd Prize  $500

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.

Deadline: Tuesday, March 15 by 3:00 pm.

1st Prize    $1,000

2nd Prize   $500

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 3000 words will not be considered.)

Deadline: Thursday, March 3rd by 3:00 pm.

1st Prize    $1,000

2nd Prize   $500

 

DEADLINE: 

Shearer Prize: Thursday, March 3rd by 3:00 pm.

Preston Gurney & Lehman Prizes: Tuesday, March 15 by 3:00 pm.

No hard copies or late submissions will be accepted.


RULES

  1. One entry per competition. A separate entry form must be completed for each competition.
  2. Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. 
  3. The university reserves the right to withhold any award.
  4. Manuscripts will be read by a committee of faculty members in the English Department. The committee's decisions will be final.
  5. Essays that have previously received an English Department award are not eligible.