Send us your best writing from the last year! Every spring the Department of Arts & Humanities sponsors four separate awards based on voluntary submission of work. The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremonies later this spring.
Submit Entries to Lisa Lipinski, Chair of Arts and Humanities (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Firm Deadline: Friday, March 29 by 5 p.m.
Sons of the Revolution Essay Contest
The competition’s objective is to further a critical appreciation for the role of art in American history, especially during the formative years of the country, through study of a specific work or works of American art and culture, broadly understood. The prize competition should encourage academic work that enables Corcoran students to discover how American art has developed alongside American history, and to show the connection. Two $750 prizes will be awarded, one to the best undergraduate essay and one to the best graduate essay.
Creative Writing Award
Open to all degree students in MA, MAT, BFA, BA, and AFA programs. Submit literary work of any kind (poetry, fiction, essay, etc.). We welcome all genres, including writing that is difficult to classify. Submit between five and twenty manuscript pages of recent work, whether for class credit or not. Two $300 prizes will be awarded, one for undergraduates and one for graduates.
Foundation Year Writing Award
Open to all Foundation Year degree students. Submit written work of any kind (poetry, fiction, essay, journalism, etc.). We welcome all writing, including portfolios of course work in the FN Writing classes. Submit between five and twenty manuscript pages of recent work. One $300 prize will be awarded. Note: Foundation year students are eligible for the BFA/BA Creative Writing Award, but they must make a separate submission with different work.
BFA/BA Critical Writing Award
Open to all undergraduate four-year degree students. Submit critical/scholarly work, typically an extended essay of more than ten typed double-spaced pages. The work should be the product of the current school year, but need not be curricular. One $500 prize will be awarded.
Send questions to:
Lisa Lipinski (email@example.com)
Bernard Welt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Doug Lang (email@example.com)
Casey Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)