Writing Prizes - Nominate Students

Sweetland and the English Department Writing Program offer prizes for student writers in LSA. Sweetland’s prizes include: the Granader Family Prize for Outstanding Writing Portfolio, the Granader Prize for Excellence in Multilingual Writing, the Matt Kelley/Granader Family Award for Excellence in First-Year Writing, and the Granader Family 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.

Nomination forms will be posted here in January 2016. Email your nomination forms to schuyler@umich.edu. Nominated students are contacted and invited to revise and submit their nominated work by the end of January. Winners are announced in February followed by an awards presentation in April.

Granader Family 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 2015 (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). Please nominate up to two student essays by completing the form and attesting to each portfolio’s excellence. Email your nomination forms to schuyler@umich.edu.

Two prizes of $1042 will be awarded and winning entries will be published in a Sweetland/English Department Writing Program collaborative volume collecting excellent first-year student writing.

Granader Family Prize for Excellence in Multilingual Writing

Instructors of WRITING 120 are invited to nominate student essays that are innovative, complex and respond thoughtfully to an assignment in a 2015 course (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). Please nominate up to three student essays by completing the form and attesting to each essay’s excellence. Email your nomination forms to schuyler@umich.edu.

Two winning entries will each receive $1,042 and will be published in a Sweetland/English Department Writing Program collaborative volume of excellent first-year student writing.

Matt Kelley/Granader Family 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 2015 course (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) that fulfilled the LS&A First-Year Writing Requirement are eligible. Please nominate up to two student essays by completing the form and attesting to each essay’s excellence. Email your nomination forms to schuyler@umich.edu.

Two winning entries will receive $1042 and will be published in a Sweetland/English Department Writing Program collaborative volume of excellent first-year student writing.

Granader Family 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 2015 course (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) that fulfilled the LS&A Upper-Level Writing Requirement. Please nominate up to two student essays by completing the form and attesting to each essay’s excellence. Email your nomination forms to schuyler@umich.edu.

Two winning entries will be selected in each of three areas: Science, Social Science, and Humanities. The winners will receive $1042 and will be published in a collection of excellent upper-level student writing.