Submit a Paper or Creative Work for the 2020 Lewis & Friends Undergraduate Writing Contest
The Colloquium has been rescheduled to June 3-6, 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. More information can be found at
***THE 2020 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT WRITING CONTEST WILL CONTINUE AS PLANNED***
Deadline for submissions: April 30, 2020
STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST: Currently enrolled undergraduate students (including 2020 graduates) may submit complete critical essays on the work of C. S. Lewis or a related author (see previous paragraph for further information). Essays should not exceed ten double-spaced pages, excluding Works Cited. Finalists will present their papers at the Colloquium and will receive free registration, room, and board. In addition, first place will receive a cash prize.
STUDENT CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST: Currently enrolled undergraduate students (including 2020 graduates) may submit creative writing (e.g., poetry, prose, drama, creative non-fiction, graphic novels, screenplays, etc.). Submissions should not exceed ten double-spaced pages (and should be at least five pages). The creative works should show familiarity with and influence by (or response to) the works of C. S. Lewis and his circle (broadly defined). Finalists will present their papers at the Colloquium and will receive free registration, room, and board. In addition, first place will receive a cash award.
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Brief Bio (One or two sentences)
To be included in the conference program if work is accepted
Type of Submission
Student Critical Essay Contest (must submit complete work)
Student Creative Writing Contest (must submit complete work)
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(subject line "Colloquium Submission"
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