2023 ESSAY PRIZES (submission deadline: March 1, 2023 at noon)
College Alumni Society Henry Reed Prize
Awarded for the best essay written by an undergraduate on the literature of the English Renaissance.
Dosoretz Family Prize
Awarded annually for the best essay written by a graduating senior English major.
Nancy Rafetto Leach Sweeten Prize
Awarded annually for the best undergraduate essay on American Literature.
Phillip E. Goldfein Class of 1934 Shakespearean Prize
Awarded for the best undergraduate paper on Shakespeare.
Shakespeare Sonnet Contest
TO CELEBRATE THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY of the publication of the First Folio of William Shakespeare, the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania invites students to pen their own original sonnets. The winner will receive $250, and a hand-printed broadside of their sonnet produced by the Common Press.
The Annual Student Essay Prize requirements are the following:
1. Only one entry per student per prize. If you enter two contests, you must submit one essay for each contest.
2. Please do not submit the same essay for more than one prize.
3. Essays from Spring 2023, Fall 2022, Spring 2022, and Fall 2021 are eligible.
4. All submissions must be in by March 1, 2023, at noon.
Submit your entry below. Note that if you are applying for more than one contest, you need to submit to this link one time per entry.
For more information regarding the listed awards, contact Loretta M. Witham Turner in the English Department at: email@example.com.