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Intensive Writing Essay Prize


These prizes have been established to recognize the work and excellence of students' writing for IU Bloomington courses that fulfill the College's Intensive Writing requirement. They also acknowledge the teaching efforts made by faculty to encourage and develop good student writing. Faculty members whose students receive Intensive Writing Essay Prizes are recognized along with their students. Up to six Intensive Writing Essay Prizes are awarded each academic year, two in each of the following distribution areas: Arts and Humanities, Social and Historical Studies, Natural and Mathematical Sciences.


  • Must be enrolled at IUB at the time of application
  • Must sign a pledge attesting to the paper's authenticity upon submission
  • Only one essay may be submitted from each IW course taken
  • Essays must be written for a College Intensive Writing course during the 2013-2014 academic year
  • Essay must be the student's individual work; no group projects will be accepted
  • Essay must have been submitted to faculty member/instructor for a grade within the semester it was assigned
  • Essays must be at least 6 pages in length (or combination of shorter work totaling at least 6 pages)
  • Essays must be clean and unmarked (no readers' comments or grade)
  • Essay must be submitted with student name and university ID number on cover page
  • Each submission must include Application Coversheet and Checklist

Application Process:

Complete application according to the guidelines and submit electronically to by the deadline


  • Application Cover Sheet and Checklist
  • Description of assignment as provided by Intensive Writing instructor
  • Essay


Up to two prizes of $150 will be awarded in each category (Arts and Humanities, Social and Historical Studies, Natural and Mathematical Sciences); one prize will be for essays under ten pages long and one prize will be for essays over ten pages in length.


This competition is currently closed.


Terri Greenslade, Assistant Dean for Academic Standards and Opportunities, College of Arts and Sciences ( tgreensl at; 855-1647) or Laura Plummer, Director, Campus Writing Program ( lplummer at; 855-4928)