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Announcing two prizes for student writing

February 17, 2021

Scientists, social scientists, engineers, and humanists are all encouraged to enter competitions for two university-wide prizes: the John Addison Porter Prize and the Theron Rockwell Field Prize.  Students enrolled for a degree in any part of the current academic year are eligible.  A co-authored work is eligible for entry if it is the product of substantial independent scholarship by the student entrant.

The Porter Prize is given for a written work of scholarship in any field in which it is possible, through original effort, to gather and relate facts, principles, or both, and to make the product of general human interest.

The Field Prize is given for a poetic, literary, or religious work of scholarship, including works of creative writing.

Separate prizes are awarded to undergraduates and to graduate and professional students.  The deadline for entries from graduate and professional students is March 19.  

For full details of the prizes and submission processes, together with FAQs and lists of past winners, see