Department Writing Contests

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT WRITING CONTESTS 

THE HARRY SCHERMAN WRITING CONTEST FOR SENIORS:

Up to seven $300 prizes annually. Winners will be announced at the English Department Spring Event. This endowed prize is awarded to seniors for the most outstanding manuscripts in the following categories:

  • literary essay    
  • creative prose  
  • poetry 

All Macalester English major seniors are eligible, but you may submit an entry to only one category. To be eligible, submissions meet the deadline of Sunday, February 28 by midnight and must follow the Harry Scherman Writing Award Guidelines 

ARDIS HILLMAN WHEELER PRIZE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY

Up to three prizes of $350.00 will be awarded this spring to English majors for their study abroad in the fall of 2016 or spring of 2017. Students submit a copy of their study abroad application to the English department. Deadline: Sunday, February 28, 2016 by midnight. Established by family and friends in honor of Ardis Hillman Wheeler ’38, who devoted her life to the teaching of English, first to refugees after WWII and later in the MN public schools.

LIVINGSTON-PATNODE AWARD

$300 prize (may also be split between two winners). Winner will be announced at the English Department Spring Event .

A cash award for a graduating senior who has made a special contribution as an English major.

WENDY PARRISH POETRY AWARD

$600 prize. Winner will be announced at the English Department Spring Event .

A cash award to an English major who exemplifies a commitment to poetry and excellence in writing.