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Writing Prizes! Deadline: February 28
Start Date: 2/28/2014 All Day
End Date: 2/28/2014

Event Description
The Lehman College English Department writing competitions are open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Winners get a check – most prizes start at $50. Submit your academic and creative work to as many competitions as you wish. Submit early to beat the rush! Deadline for all completed submissions is February 28, 2014.

THE COMPETITIONS

THE BERNARD L. EINBOND MEMORIAL PRIZE

is awarded for the best work of prose fiction (short story or novel).

Open to: Undergraduates exclusively.

THE GRACE C. CROFF MEMORIAL PRIZE

is awarded for the best poem or group of poems.

Open to: Undergraduates exclusively.

THE JACOB HAMMER MEMORIAL PRIZE

is awarded for the best work of prose fiction (short story or novel).

Open to: Graduate students exclusively.

THE ALICE MINNIE HERTZ HENIGER PRIZE

is awarded for the best poem or group of poems.

Open to: Graduate students exclusively.

THE PAUL AGOSTA PRIZE

is awarded for the best piece of professional writing (business writing, technical writing, creative nonfiction, and/or work published by the Lehman College newspaper, The Meridian).
Open to: Undergraduates exclusively.

THE CLAIRE GIEGERICH MEMORIAL PRIZE

is awarded for the best creative nonfiction essay on any subject.

Open to: Undergraduates exclusively. Essay may not be submitted for Hess or Melville prizes.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK

Please follow these easy instructions. Entries that are not formatted properly will not be eligible for consideration.

Print out and label your work. Bring your entry to the English Department (CA302) by February 28, 2014 and fill out our submis- sions roster with the correct information.

Your name must NOT appear anywhere on the work you submit. Don’t worry: the submissions roster will help the Department notify all winners. You will be asked to provide your name and contact information (including EMPLID, private email address, and cell number) on the day you submit your work.

DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS

THE TERRY DE ANTONIO MEMORIAL PRIZE

is awarded for the best piece of art criticism (e.g., film, music, theater, dance, and fine art).
Open to: Undergraduates and graduate students.

THE WILLIAM C. HESS MEMORIAL PRIZE

is awarded for the best critical essays in the field of English, American, or English-language literature requiring scholarly research and/or the application of literary theory.
Open to: Undergraduates and graduate students. Two prizes, one un- dergraduate, one graduate, each with full monetary award. Essay may not be submitted for the Giegerich prize.

THE HERMAN MELVILLE PRIZE

is awarded for the best critical essay in the field of English, American, or English-language literature.
Open to: Undergraduates exclusively. Essay may not be submitted for the Giegerich prize.

THE PATRICIA A. COCKRAM SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE

is awarded for the strongest portfolio of academic work written for English Department classes during the most recent calendar year (two 2013 semesters).
Open to: Undergraduates exclusively. A portfolio consists of 4-6 pieces of academic writing in one or more genres prefaced by a brief introductory statement. Students must obtain instructor/advisor signature to ensure appropriate content/presentation of work for this major prize.

Submissions must be ERROR-FREE. Proofread your work!

Manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced (except for poetry), and printed on ONE side of the page only. A cover page (but no folder) MUST accompany your entry. On the cover, students MUST place the title of their work and prize they are competing for ONLY.

The deadline for submissions is FEBRUARY 28, 2014.

SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE RETURNED. Keep a copy of your submission for your records.

In addition to its many prizes for writing competitions, the English Department has several awards for academic excellence, including overall achievement at the BA and MA levels, academic excellence on the part of undergraduates heading into graduate study, best work in Shakespeare studies, most promising sophomore and junior majors, the strongest student switching careers to major in English, overall excellence in professional writing, and the most significant progress as an English major.

THE ENGLISH AWARDS CEREMONY

Departmental writing prizes and academic awards, along with English honors for qualifying students, are presented at the English Awards Ceremony, which will take place in the rotunda of the Lehman College Art Gallery at noon on April 30, 2014. Family and friends will be welcome and a light lunch will be served.

Further information can be obtained at the English Department office: 302 Carman Hall, 718-960-8556
english@lehman.cuny.edu

GOOD LUCK!!! 

Location Information:
Lehman College  (View Map)
250 Bedford Park Blvd West
NY 10468
Bronx
Contact Information:
Name: Gina Dominique
Phone: 718-960-8675
Email: arts.humanities@lehman.cuny.edu
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