The English Department welcomes students to submit their work for a chance to earn a creative or scholarly writing award.

Student Awards

R. Windley Hall Writing Award
For excellence in creative or scholarly writing; submit work in either category (but not both). Open only to first-year students.

The Charles E. Lloyd Writing Award
For excellence in nonfiction prose, whether creative or scholarly; submit work in either category (but not both). Open only to sophomores, juniors or seniors with class standing.

Vereen Bell Memorial Award in Creative Writing
For excellence in creative writing. Multiple genres may be submitted within a single entry, so long as the page count does not exceed ten pages. Open only to sophomores, juniors or seniors with class standing.

How To Submit Your Work

Your submission should include a title page including contact information, class year and the manuscript itself. No name should appear on the manuscript. Submit up to ten pages. All students who enter work in the competition must attend the award ceremony.

Email your entry as a Word document to literaryawards@davidson.edu.

Deadline

Contact Allan Michael Parker at amparker@davidson.edu for more information about deadlines.

Award Prizes

$100 First Place
$50 Second Place
$25 Third Place