2017 John H. Wilson Jr. Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest

Essays by undergraduates on the life and work of Evelyn Waugh are solicited for the 2017 John H. Wilson Jr. Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest. The contest is sponsored by Evelyn Waugh Studies, the journal of the Evelyn Waugh Society, 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: December 31, 2017

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

Entries (in English, electronic submissions preferred) should be directed to (click to email), or to:

Dr. Patrick Query
Department of English & Philosophy
United States Military Academy
West Point, NY 10996

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

“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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