2013 Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest

Essays by undergraduates on any aspect of the life and work of Evelyn Waugh are solicited for the Ninth Annual Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest. The contest is sponsored by Evelyn Waugh Studies, whose editorial board will judge the submissions.

Subject: Any aspect of the life or work of Evelyn Waugh

Prize: $500

Limit: 5,000 words

Deadline: 31 December, 2013

Undergraduates in any part of the world are eligible to enter.

Entries (electronic submissions preferred) should be directed to Dr. John H. Wilson at (click to email), or by post to Dr. Wilson at:

Department of English
Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, PA 17745

Academics are encouraged to print the contest flyer and post it in their departments.

Those not in academia are requested to pass the flyer on to persons eligible to enter the contest.

Please note that through the generosity of an anonymous donor, we have been able to increase the prize to $500 this year.

“There will be a prize of half a crown for the longest essay, irrespective of any possible merit.”  –Decline and Fall (1928)

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