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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 year, the English Department offers a prize for the best English 113 essay in two categories (see below). We are currently seeking submissions for the 2014 prize. Submissions should be essays that were written for English 113 in either Spring or Fall 2014.

  • Essays must be submitted online (submission form below) by 12:00 noon on Friday, December 19.
    If you have questions about whether or not you should submit, please ask your 113 instructor.
  • A committee of readers will select the winner.
  • The prize will be a $50 gift certificate at the Hope-Geneva Bookstore.
  • Winners will be announced around January 12, 2015.

Submission Categories:
Research paper (4-8 pages)
Analysis paper* (2-5 pages)

*Analysis paper can be analysis through a given lens, critical reflection, or critical response.

Questions or comments? Email or call 616.395.7620.

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.