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Announcement: 2019 Peter Rotter and Teague-Melville Essay Prizes – Online Submission Deadline April 8

Announcing the Competition for the

2019 Peter Rotter and Teague-Melville Essay Prizes

Recognizing superior achievement

in undergraduate writing in the humanities


Prize winners receive up to $1,000 each.


Nominations of student essays on humanities topics are now being accepted for the 2019 Peter Rotter and Teague-MelvilleEssay Prizes.  If your students have produced superior work, please consider nominating their papers.  All instructors/TAs are limited to three nominations and any submissions beyond that will not be considered.


The deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2019.



The competition is open to all UCLA undergraduates who were/are enrolled in an undergraduate Humanities or humanities-related course during Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Winter 2019. The prizes will honor the best humanistic writing in lower- and upper-division undergraduate classes. The submitted paper must have been written as a course assignment during one of these quarters. One prize will be reserved for outstanding writing in an introductory-level course. While foreign language essays are welcome, they must be accompanied by the writer’s own English translation.


The essay must be nominated by the instructor that explains the assignment and highlights the paper’s strengths. Online submissions by instructor/TA only will be eligible. Students interested in applying should contact their instructor and provide them with the following information: their full name, current mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and UID number. Incomplete online forms will not be considered, and it is the responsibility of the student to confirm receipt by the Writing Programs Office via email only prior to the deadline.



Nominated essays can be submitted online from now until 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 8. Winners will be announced in May and honored at an awards ceremony on Monday, June 3rd at 4pm. For more information, please contact Marissa Martinez at (310) 206-1145 or marissa@humnet.ucla.edu.


Click on the following link to proceed to the online form, http://wp.ucla.edu/wp/ucla-writes/essay-prizes/.

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