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Women's Studies Writing Contests

Students are encouraged to submit their papers to the Women's Studies Writing Contests. The winner of each contest is recognized at the Humanities and Natural Sciences awards ceremony and receives a cash award of $100. Submissions for the 2015 contest are due Friday, March 27, at noon.

The Nancy fix Anderson Women's Studies Essay Contest

The contest is open to all Loyola students. Entries should be non-fiction prose, such as research papers, position papers, reports. Essays must have been written in a course for academic credit and validated by the instructor of that course to be authentic and original. Topics can be in any academic discipline, but most concern an issue specific to women or gender. The essay must have been written for a course in one of the following semesters: Spring 2014, Fall 2014, or Spring 2015.

Women's Studies Creative writing contest

Entries may be any work of creative writing, including poetry, fiction or drama. Entries must be the student's original work, published or unpublished, relating to the subjects of women and/or gender. Entries for either contest should be sent electronically to the co-chair of Women’s Studies, Valerie Goertzen at