LA&PS course directors: Nominate your students’ work for the Writing Prizes

Course directors in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) are invited to nominate a student’s paper for the annual LA&PS Writing Prizes until the June 7 deadline.

The Writing Prizes are open to all kinds of writing (except creative writing) from undergraduate students enrolled in LA&PS courses, including case studies, administrative/executive reports, reviews of all kinds, non-fiction prose and formal essays. There are five categories: first through fourth year and also Undergraduate Thesis/Major Research Project.

Any course director in LA&PS may nominate a paper (one per course) in the appropriate category. Submissions should be in Word format and include both a clean copy of the paper and a copy of the submission’s associated assignment sheet. Please note: under normal circumstances, the competition will not accept multiple papers from the same class. Only the first paper submitted per course will be considered.

Nominate your student’s paper using the year level of your course (not of your student). For example, a fourth year student writing in WRIT 2004 would be nominated in the second-year category. Eligible papers will come from courses offered during the Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Winter 2020 terms.

Fall/Winter 2019 entries will be accepted until June 7. For first- and second-year categories, two honourable mentions and one winner will be chosen in each category. For third- and fourth-year categories, three honourable mentions and one winner will be chosen in each category. Winners and honourable mentions will be contacted by the Faculty in Fall 2020.

This competition is adjudicated by full-time faculty from the Writing Department. Questions about the nomination form or about the process for adjudicating these awards should be directed to Jon Sufrin at or calling ext. 77473.