English Department Writing Contests
THE HARRY SCHERMAN WRITING CONTEST FOR SENIORS:
Up to seven $350 prizes annually. Winners will be announced at the English End of Year Celebration on May 1, 2023. This endowed prize is awarded to seniors for the most outstanding manuscripts in the following categories:
- literary analysis
- creative prose
All Macalester English major seniors are eligible, but you may submit an entry to only one category. To be eligible, submissions must be received by the Deadline: Sunday, March 5 by midnight and must follow the contest guidelines.
ARDIS HILLMAN WHEELER PRIZE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY
Up to three prizes of $400.00 will be awarded this spring to English majors for their study away in the fall of 2023 or spring of 2024. Students should submit a copy of their study away application to the English department. Deadline: Sunday, March 5 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.
English Department Awards
$400 prize. Winner will be announced at the English Department End of Year Celebration on May 1, 2023.
A cash award for a graduating senior who has made a special contribution as an English major.
WENDY PARRISH POETRY AWARD:
$700 prize (may be split between winners). Winner(s) will be announced at the English Department End of Year Celebration on May 1, 2023.
A cash award to an English major(s) who exemplifies a commitment to poetry and excellence in writing.