The Laureate Award for Expository Writing
This award recognizes outstanding writers in the freshman composition course.
Please click here to see the online entry submission information for the Laureate Award and click here to see our poster. All entries must be submitted no later than the announced deadline.
OWU Literary Prizes
Open to all students, the departmental literary awards seek to honor the best undergraduate writing in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction/essay, playwriting/screenwriting, and academic and scholarly work. Please click here to see our poster with prize information. All entries must be submitted no later than the announced deadline. Follow the Submit a Literary Award Entry tab to complete a submission.
To see detailed information about the award and view a list of recent recipients, please click on the prize name highlighted in red for a link.
Class of 1870 Memorial Prizes
An award for best original work in each genre:
2. Creative Non-Fiction
The Edward J. Wheeler Poetry Prize
An award for a meritorious poem or group of poems.
The Emma Sparks Memorial Prize
An award "for superior accomplishment in 19th Century English literature." Submissions may be critical essays or research papers, with additional consideration of meritorious course work in the period. English literature is here interpreted to include American literature.
The Ernest F. Amy Prize
An award to honor an outstanding junior English major.
The Frederick L. Hunt Prize
An award to the student who, during the current academic year, has shown "the greatest proficiency and promise in creative writing."
The Lucy Hall Gordon Memorial Poetry Prize
An award to a full-time junior for the best original work of poetry.
The Marie Drennan Prize
An award for the best poem or group of poems.
The Robert Flanagan Prize
A prize to the student who submits the best work in both poetry and fiction.
The T’ai Ananda Merion ’96 Memorial Scholarship Prize
A scholarship for two consecutive spring semesters for a sophomore writing major who shows proficiency and promise in playwriting/screenwriting.
The Ülle Lewes Prize for Nonfiction Writing
An award to the student who submits the best original work in the field of nonfiction writing, broadly defined to include personal essays, research papers, scientific writing, feature article writing, persuasive writing, irony, propaganda, parody and so forth.