This prize was established in 2007 by Nancy Hall Rutgers and her husband Nicholas Rutgers Jr. to honor Nancy's father, James Norman Hall '10, the author of Mutiny on the Bounty. The prize consists of a cash award of $2,000, which must be used to cover the expenses of writing projects and/or attendance at a writing conference or workshop during the summer following the awarding of the prize. The winner is determined through an annual competition, judged every spring semester.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Rules and Guidelines
1. Entrants must be currently enrolled Grinnell College sophomores or juniors in good standing.
2. Entries may include up to six poems or up to fifteen pages of prose and must include a one-paragraph description of how the award will be used. Entries should be typed and prose should be double spaced. Only one entry per student is permitted for this award.
3. Entrants' names should NOT appear on the pages of submitted work. Please include a cover sheet listing name, mailbox number, and the title(s) of the piece(s) submitted. Cover sheets will be removed for judging so that the entries may be judged anonymously.
4. Submit entries in TWO forms. Hard copies should be brought to Mears Cottage 103, Academic Support Office. (No staples, please.) An electronic copy should also be submitted as an attachment to [montgomm[at]grinnell[dot]edu]. No late entries will be accepted.
5. Award winners will be announced at the Grinnell Review Reading, Thursday, May 2, 2013.
6.The award winner will be required to submit a report at the end of the summer and correspond with the donors.
Direct any inquiries about the contest to Dean Bakopoulos in 215 Mears Cottage or e-mailbakopoul[at]grinnell[dot]edu