Department Writing Contests

THE HARRY SCHERMAN WRITING AWARD 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.

ARDIS HILLMAN WHEELER PRIZE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY

2 prizes of $350 each

Two prizes will be awarded this spring to English majors for their study abroad in the fall of 2014 or spring of 2015. Students submit a copy of their study abroad application to the English department. 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.

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT WRITING CONTESTS GUIDELINES

LIVINGSTON-PATNODE PRIZE

$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.