LA&PS Writing Prize

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) Writing Prizes are open to all kinds of 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 (creative writing excepted). 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 or PDF format, and include both a clean copy of the paper and a copy of the submission's associated assignment sheet.

Please nominate your student’s paper using the year level of your course (not of your student). For example, a 4th year student writing in WRIT 2004 would be nominated in the 2nd year category. Eligible papers will come from courses offered between May 2017 and April 2018.

The 2018 competition is now open. The submission deadline will be announced at a later date. One winner and two runner-ups will be chosen in each category. Winners will be contacted by the Faculty, and recognized publicly in Fall 2018.

This competition is adjudicated by full-time faculty in the Writing Department. If you have any questions about this form or about the process for adjudicating these awards, please contact Jon Sufrin at or x77473.

You may save your nomination and continue at a later time if required.

Previous Writing Prize Recipients & Their Work