Gaffney Scholarly/Critical Essay Award

Wilbur Gaffney Scholarly/Critical Essay Award

Undergraduate Writing Contest Entry Form

One award: $200. Essays must be academic (critical/research) in nature, and should demonstrate originality, clarity, and rhetorical purpose and effectiveness.

Contest Details

  • One essay per entrant (5,000 words or less).
  • Do not put your name anywhere in the submitted file or the filename.
  • File must be a PDF or Word document (.pdf, .doc or .docx) following this format:
    • 12 pt font
    • black text
    • double-spaced
    • 1" margins

Questions? Contact Guy Reynolds, Undergraduate Committee Chair, at

Eligibility InformationAll Writing Contests

Title of essay
File Upload Required
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.