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Essay Competitions

The English Department awards three prizes for best essays each spring. Deadlines are in early April each year and essays should be written during the current or previous two semesters.

  • The Charles A. Peters Prize: awarded for the best essay on English literature written between 1558 and 1667
  • The Sanderson Prize: awarded for the best essay on any subject
  • The Steinbugler Prize: awarded for the best essay on any subject by a woman English major

Past winners

2017-18 winners
2016-17 winners