Writing Prizes - Nominate Students

Sweetland and the English Department Writing Program offer prizes for student writers in LSA. Sweetland’s prizes include: the Sweetland Prize for Outstanding Writing Portfolio, the Matt Kelley Award for Excellence in First-Year Writing, and the Sweetland Prize for Excellence in Upper-Level Writing. These prizes are awarded annually in the winter term, and winning entries are published both digitally and in hard copy to showcase excellence in writing across the College. Instructors nominate student writing for each of the prizes. View previous winners and read their winning work.

Nominations for 2013 Writing Prizes are now closed.

Essays due from nominated students: January 27th, 2014.

Sweetland Prize for Outstanding Writing Portfolio

Instructors of WRITING 100 are invited to nominate outstanding student portfolios from any Writing 100 or 120 section taught in 2013 (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). Two prizes of $150 will be awarded and winning entries will be published in a Sweetland/English Department Writing Program collaborative volume collecting excellent first-year student writing.

Nominations are now closed. Nominated students will be contacted and invited to revise and submit. Winners will be announced in March followed by an awards presentation in April.

Matt Kelley Prize for Excellence in First-Year Writing

The Sweetland Center for Writing invites instructors of First-Year Writing Requirement courses to nominate student essays that are innovative, complex and respond thoughtfully to an assignment. Essays of 2,500 words or fewer for any 2013 course (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) that fulfilled the LS&A First-Year Writing Requirement are eligible.

Two winning entries will receive $150 and will be published in a Sweetland/English Department Writing Program collaborative volume of excellent first-year student writing.

Nominations are now closed. Nominated students will be notified in January. Winners will be announced in March followed by an awards presentation in April.

Sweetland Prize for Excellence in Upper-Level Writing

The Sweetland Center for Writing invites instructors of Upper-Level Writing Requirement courses to nominate student essays that are innovative, complex and thoughtfully respond to an assignment. Essays should be from any 2013 course (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) that fulfilled the LS&A Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Two winning entries will be selected in each of three areas: Science, Social Science, and Humanities. The winners will receive $150 and will be published in a collection of excellent upper-level student writing.

Nominations are now closed. Nominated students will be notified in January. Winners will be announced in March followed by an awards presentation in April.