Strasser Honors Writing Competition

8 Feb

The Strasser Writing Prizes (named for the founding director of the University Honors Program) are awarded every year for the best papers on any subject submitted in a course by an honors student, and graded, during the last year – spring semester ’10, fall semester ’10 and the first few weeks of this semester. Please note: the class does NOT have to have been an honors class. A prize of $100 value will be awarded to the winner in each category.

Any form of written work is welcome. The categories this year are: Academic writing, including research papers, essays, analysis, commentary; Creative works, including short stories, poems; UW20 papers from your Origins class in Fall 2010.  You may submit one entry per category.

No need to cry - You can win this year's Strasser Prize!

The rules governing the competition are as follows:  The student must be a member of the Honors Program; the paper must have been submitted for a grade during the last year as defined above; and the student may review and further edit the returned and graded paper prior to submission.

The paper must be submitted electronically in MS Word or PDF format to  Please include in the e-mail with your attached submission: your name, your year, the class in which you originally submitted the paper, and the paper’s category (Academic, Creative, UW20).

Deadline for entries is Friday, March 4. Any questions may be emailed to


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