Universität Erfurt


Essay-Preis Amerikanische und Englische Literatur


All students currently enrolled in B Ang 2012 and BA Ang 2007 as well as B Lit 2012 and BA Lit 2007 (with Eng/Am Lit specialization) are eligible to participate in this competition. The best paper will be selected in blind review by a committee of faculty members. The finalist will be awarded with a gift certificate of Buchhandlung Peterknecht at the annual Christmas Reading in December 2018.

Deadline: 31 October 2018


Each student is eligible to submit one essay. Select that paper which you feel might be competitive with "the best of the best" written by other students in the department this year, and leave a clean copy of the draft which you have submitted/ will submit for a grade (without instructors' comments but also without any further revision on your part) with Ms. Yvonne Kirmse, assistant to the English department. On the cover page you must put “2017 Prize Competition”, date of submission, the course and instructor, your own name and pledge. For that pledge on the cover page please write out this variation of the honor code and sign it: 

I pledge that I have neither given nor received any unauthorized aid during the completion of this work. I am providing my instructor with an identical copy of the original, with no other changes except this title page, and (if they were missing from the original) numbers on the upper right-hand top of the page, and MLA documentation of all sources in a Works Cited page. 

Ms. Kirmse will remove the title page, number it to correspond with a number she will put on your paper, and store the title page separately, making each paper an anonymous submission to the judges.  At the time of judging Ms. Kirmse will then inform the Prize Committee if your instructor is one of the judges so that your anonymity will be preserved, an alternate judge can read your paper, and no English faculty will be judging papers that they have already graded. Winners will be notified by email and announced and celebrated at the annual Christmas Reading in December and will be awarded with a gift certificate of Buchhandlung Peterknecht (30 euro).


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