The Evelyn Waugh Society is pleased to announce the winner of the seventh (2011) annual Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest. Congratulations to Robert Sherron, whose essay "Guy's Qualitative Journey towards True Vocation in Sword of Honour" was judged to be the best of those submitted. Mr. Sherron is a junior undergraduate at the University of Dallas double majoring in English and Theology, with a concentration in Applied Physics.
On the winning submission, one judge commented, "[T]he best essay to me was 'Guy's Qualitative Journey towards True Vocation in Sword of Honour,' by Robert Sherron. Much the most interesting, original and the best written." Another stated "First rate: sober, accurate, perceptive, and in Catholic terms informative to me. Written with authority."
Our thanks go to all who submitted an essay. One judge found the quality of the submissions as a whole to be the best he has seen in the time he’s been involved in the contest: "Just great."
Mr. Sherron's winning submission will be printed in the next issue of Evelyn Waugh Studies and also posted here.
An announcement regarding the 2012 Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest will be made later this year.