Student Response Submission Guidelines

The First Chapter Essay Contest committee invites you to submit a thoughtful and considered response to any of the ideas or arguments presented in this year’s book.

Responses should be between 750 and 1,250 words in length and should exhibit strong intellectual engagement, with specific references to the book’s content.

This year, the essay contest will kickoff in November, with responses due to the University Writing Program at the end of winter break so winners can be announced on MLK Jr Day in January. Details of the essay contest and prompts will be published this fall.