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 meet the Deadline: Sunday, March 1, 2020 by midnight and must follow the contest guidelines. Harry Scherman Writing Contest for Seniors 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 abroad in the fall of 2020 or spring of 2021. Students submit a copy of their study abroad application to the English department. Deadline: Sunday, March 1, 2020 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 (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

$700 prize (may be split between winners). Winner(s) will be announced at the English Department Spring Event.

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