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Conant Awards 

Deadline for submissions?
February 20, 2012


Where do I submit?
English Office, SH402
 

 

 

Millikin University Conant Awards

for Literary Creation & Literary Interpretation

Established by Grace Patten Conant, a former chairperson of the Department, this competition offers cash prizes in each of two categories. All Millikin students are eligible to submit work completed at Millikin University. See below for a description of the categories and the entry form.

2013 Conant Awards
Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award 
for literary creation 

Alyx Davison for "Two people have their third date while a serial killer is on the loose. Shenanigans ensue."
2012 Conant Awards

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award 
for literary creation 

Emma Wilson for "The Story of Demeter, told through could-be poetry of Sappho, fragmented and in full"

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award 
for literary interpretation

Joseph Bein for "Rappiccini's Daughter"

2011 Conant Awards
Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award 
for literary creation 
Joseph Bein for "Kiss the Rain"

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award 
for literary interpretation
Joseph Bein for "Life in a Cage: Human Isolation in the Albee Canon"

Honorable Mentions
Nicole Johnson for "Words Are in My Veins
Jentry Grader for "5 Poems"



2010 Conant Awards

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award 
for literary creation 
Aubrie M. Cox

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award 
for literary interpretation 
Klay A. Baynar


 

2009 Conant Awards

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award
for literary creation
Kelle Sills

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award
for literary interpretation
Natalie Perfetti



 

2008 Conant Awards

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award
for literary creation
Brian A. Blankenship
John J. Wright
Blake W. Bergeson

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award
for literary interpretation
Sarah E. Corso
Klay A. Baynar


2007 Conant Awards

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award
for literary creation
Jeremy L. Davault

for literary creation honorable mention
Ryan P. Hosler

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award
for literary interpretation
Aaron H. Bynum


2006 Conant Awards

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award
for literary creation
Katherine Schmid

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award
for literary interpretation
Christopher Bass


2005 Conant Awards

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award
for literary creation
Katherine Schmid

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award
for literary interpretation
Christopher Bass


2005 Conant Awards

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award 2005
for literary creation
Josh Wild

Dr. Grace Conant Writing Award 2005
for literary interpretation
Katie Hammond & Maureen Ritter


CATEGORY I: LITERARY CREATION

This category includes fiction, poetry, drama, and literary essays. Students may submit as many entries as they wish in one or more of these forms. To be eligible, the entry must have been done in any course at Millikin or written under the supervision of any Millikin faculty member.

CATEGORY II: LITERARY INTERPRETATION

This category includes interpretive papers written about literature. To be eligible, the entry must have been written in any course at Millikin or written under the supervision of a Millikin professor. Students may submit as many entries as they wish.

Students may submit entries in one or both categories. Each entry must be accompanied by a Millikin instructor's signature verifying that the work was produced under her or his supervision. Students may not submit work done in high school or at another university

Entry forms are available in the English Office or download here:

Entry Form


All entries should be sent or brought to the English Office, SH402A, no later than noon on Monday, February 17, 2014.

 

Conant Award Entry Guidelines

You must be a Millikin University student to enter the Conant Literary Awards competition. Indicate which category you are entering: Literary Creation or Literary Interpretation. Include a title of your manuscript or a brief description (such as "Six Poems" or "Lady Isabel: Ellen Wood's Rebellious Angel").

All entries must be authenticated as work completed at Millikin University under supervision of a Millikin faculty member. This authethication is provided by the supervising professor's signature.Be sure to remove your name from all title pages, headings, and headers. The manuscript itself needs no title page, but you should retain a photocopy of everything you submit. If you enter both categories, submit a separate form for each entry.All entries should be brought or sent to the English Department office, SH402A. Check for the announced date each year.

 
 
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