Lady Geddes Essay Writing Prize


This is an annual writing competition for the best academic paper by a currently enrolled student, written as a freshman or sophomore. The student does not have to be an English major, but the paper should have been written for an English (subject code, ENGL) class. The award for first place is for $1,000.00 and the award for second place is for $600.00. Applications are due March 1st and the decision will be announced in April.

How to apply

Send your materials in pdf format to with "(current year) Lady Geddes Essay Writing Submission" in the subject line of the email. All essay submissions should be anonymous, so student names should not appear anywhere in the essay. The body of the email should include your name, email address, essay title (which should match the title of your pdf submission), English class for which the paper was written, and class year at the time of writing. One submission per student, please.