Academic Writing Contests
When you submit an academic paper to the Symposium, you’ll have the option of indicating whether you’d like your paper entered in a contest.
Have two great papers? Enter two contests!
Read more to find out if you have writing that might earn some cash.
Susa Young Gates
Do you have an essay about women? You could win up to $400 by entering it in the Susa Young Gates contest.
Redd Center for the American West
Do you have an essay about the American West? You could win up to $200 by entering it in the Redd Center Contest.
HBLL Special Collections
Do you have an essay that uses material from Special Collections? You could win up to $100 by entering it in the Special Collections contest.
Did you take WRTG 150 in the past year? If so, you can enter your work in 1 of 3 categories, no matter what your major is.
Did you take ENGL 302 in Winter 2023 or more recently? Then this contest is for you!
Ready to submit?
Click below, and we’ll walk you through the process.