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Hope College
Department of English
126 E. 10th St.
Holland, MI 49423
phone: 616.395.7620
fax: 616.395.7134


Stephenson Prize in First-Year Writing

Each semester, the English department offers a prize for the best expository essay written in an English 113 course.

  • Essays must be submitted with the approval of an instructor by 5:00 pm on Monday, March 24, 2014.
  • Essays should be 4-6 pages.
  • A committee consisting of three readers will select the winner.
  • The prize will be a $50 gift certificate at the Hope-Geneva Bookstore.

Submissions for the Spring 2014 prize are due by 5 pm on Monday, March 24.

The winner will be announced around April 4.

Click here for a list of previous winners

Submission Form:

1Hope Username:
1Hope Password:
Student ID #:
English 113 Course:
Attach Paper:

Faculty Members:

Every professor teaching a section of English 113 should encourage at least one student to submit at least one paper. If a student has questions about whether or not to submit, please discuss options with him/her.

Papers from the previous semester that missed that semester’s deadline may be submitted as well.