2023 Department of English Undergraduate Essay Contest
UCLA undergraduates completing upper division English courses are invited to compete for the annual Department of English Undergraduate Essay Prize (with a cash award of $100) for the best critical or research paper on a literary subject. Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, and be at least 2,000 but not more than 7,500 words long. The paper selected to win the departmental contest will be nominated for the University-wide Peter Rotter and Teague-Melville essay contests, which award prizes of $500.
To be eligible, a student must have written the entry for an upper division English course during the Spring Quarter 2022, Fall Quarter 2022, or Winter Quarter 2023.
Manuscripts should be submitted no later than 12 Noon Friday, March 24, 2023. The winner will be announced by Wednesday, April 5. The deadline for the Peter Rotter and Teague-Melville essay contests is Tuesday, April 11, 2023.