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University Writing Center Essay Contest

Accepting 2021 Essays

We are proud to host a blind-reviewed essay contest! Essays written for class during 2021 from any major at any level will be reviewed by faculty judges from across campus. Submit yours by January 20, 2022!

Students may submit one essay, up to 25 pages, per category in up to two categories.


  • Category 1: 1000-level courses except ENG 1320
  • Category 2: 2000-level courses & ENG 1320
  • Category 3**: 3000 & 4000-level courses
  • Category 4**: 5000- to 7000-level courses

Current or past UWC employees are ineligible.
**You may not submit a thesis.