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Intensive Writing Essay Prize


The Intensive Writing Essay 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. The Prizes also acknowledge the teaching efforts made by faculty to encourage and develop good student writing. Up to six Intensive Writing Essay Prizes are awarded each academic year, two in each of the following breadth of inquiry areas: Arts and Humanities, Social and Historical Studies, and Natural and Mathematical Sciences.


  • Student must be enrolled at IUB at the time of application
  • Student 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 2014-2015 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
  • 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
  • Entry must include Submission Application

Application Process:

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


  • Submission Application
  • 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, College of Arts and Sciences ( tgreensl at; 855-1647) or Laura Plummer, Director, Campus Writing Program ( lplummer at; 855-4928)