Student Essay Contest
The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library is pleased to announce the second annual Sowell Collection Essay Contest. This essay competition is open to all Texas Tech University students. Essays must be about a writer or writers in the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World, a distinguished list of writers whose work encompasses a broad range of topics and genres. There are no restrictions as to length and both creative and scholarly essays are eligible for the award. Students and faculty are encouraged to consult with Dr. Diane Warner, the Sowell Collection Librarian, with questions about writers and topics for the essays.
Sowell Collection writers: Rick Bass, Max Crawford, David James Duncan, Gretel Ehrlich, Clyde Jones, William Kittredge, John Lane, Barry Lopez, Walter McDonald, Bill McKibben, Susan Brind Morrow, Gary Paul Nabhan, Doug Peacock, Robert Michael Pyle, David Quammen, Pattiann Rogers, Sandra Scofield, Annick Smith, and Ro Wauer.
First ($250) and second ($150) prizes will be awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Deadline for submission: April 5, 2013. Awards will be made in late April.
Please send essays as e-mail attachments to Dr. Diane Warner (firstname.lastname@example.org) using “Sowell Essay Award” as the subject line.