Annual Intensive Writing Essay Prizes- Deadline: March 1, 2013

Sponsored by the CITL Writing Program and the College of Arts and Sciences

The Intensive Writing Essay Prizes, sponsored jointly by the CITL Writing Program and the College of Arts and Sciences, have been established to recognize the work and excellence of students writing for IU Bloomington courses that fulfill the College’s Intensive Writing requirement.

The prizes also recognize the teaching efforts made by faculty to encourage and develop good student writing. Those faculty whose students receive Intensive Writing Essay Prizes will be recognized alongside their students.

As many as six Intensive Writing Essay Prizes will be awarded for every academic year, two in each of the following distribution areas, which group together student essays most like one another in genre and subject matter:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Social and Historical Studies
  • Natural and Mathematical Sciences

In each category, up to two prizes of $150 will be awarded: one prize for essays under ten pages long, and one prize for essays over ten pages in length.

Submitting an essay

We encourage all students who feel they deserve recognition for their writing, and especially those whose IW course is in a department that does not regularly award essay prizes, to take advantage of this opportunity.

Student essays will be collected each semester.

Click here for a pdf version of the submission form and instructions. All submissions must be made electronically to cwp@indiana.edu.

Deadlines for submissions

The prize is awarded for the academic year, and submissions will be solicited in the fall and spring semesters.

The deadline for essays to be considered for the Intensive Writing Essay Prizes for the 2012-2013 academic year is March 1, 2013.

Selection and notification process

A panel of judges drawn from current and former IUB intensive writing faculty, reading anonymous submissions, will select winners in each category.

Presentation of Intensive Writing Essay Prizes will be held in April each year.

For further information, contact either:

Terri Greenslade, Assistant Dean for Academic Standards and Opportunities, College of Arts and Sciences; phone: 855-1647.

Laura Plummer, CITL Writing Program Director; phone: 855-4928.

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