Essay Contests

“What Sport Means to Me”

The LSA “Sport and the University” theme semester will feature an essay contest on the theme “What Sport Means to Me.” We welcome submissions from University of Michigan undergraduate students in any school or college. Full details will be available by September 1, 2014, and submissions will be due on November 1, 2014.

Essays can be a maximum of 500 words. Authors are invited to spin the theme “What Sport Means to Me” in any direction they so choose, and they are welcome to give the piece its own title.

Essays will be judged on their ability to engage readers, thoughtfulness, and rhetorical effectiveness. Winning essays will appear on the theme semester website and will be displayed at the closing ceremony in December. The winning authors will also receive modest cash prizes.