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JEWISH STUDIES WRITING PRIZE

An annual prize will be awarded to an especially distinguished piece of academic or creative writing treating an aspect of Jewish history or culture, submitted by a student in their first, second, or third year of studies at the college. Up to two awards will be given to first, second, or third year students. 

 

JEWISH STUDIES SENIOR WRITING PRIZE

This annual prize will be awarded to an especially distinguished piece of academic or creative writing treating an aspect of Jewish history or culture submitted by a graduating senior. Up to two prizes will be awarded.

 

The 2021 Deadline has passed. Please check back again in Spring 2022!
                             

What are the requirements?
  • Essays need not have been written for Jewish Studies courses, or for courses at all.

  • Only one submission will be accepted per student.

  • Conventional papers should be typed and documented with footnotes and bibliography.

  • Students are welcome to submit writing in unconventional genres and formats (including as comics, illustrated essays, or audio or video essays).

  • Please do not include your name or any other identifying information in the body of the submission.

How do I apply?
  • When you are ready to submit, please use the online form to fill out a cover sheet and application.
  • The online form will allow you to upload your submission as a PDF, or to provide a link to a larger file.
  • Submissions will be read by faculty as anonymous submissions, and personal information about the submitters will not be available until after winners are selected.
When is the deadline?

Applications are due by April 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EST (Boston time).

Questions?

You may contact the Director of the Jewish Studies Program, Professor Josh Lambert at jl103@wellesley.edu if you have any questions.