English Department Writing Contests

THE HARRY SCHERMAN WRITING CONTEST FOR SENIORS:

Up to seven $350 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 analysis
  • creative prose
  • poetry

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: Friday, March 5 by midnight and must follow the contest guidelines. Guidelines for Harry Scherman Writing Contest for Seniors 2021

 

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 abroad in the fall of 2021 or spring of 2022. Students should submit a copy of their study abroad application to the English department. Deadline: Friday, 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.

 

Livingston-Patnode Award

$400 prize. Winner will be announced at the English Department End of Year Celebration.

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.

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