CCA+D Arts & Humanities Department Awards

March 2, 2010

Announcing the 2009-2010 Corcoran College of Art & Design Arts & Humanities Department Awards

This spring the Department of Arts & Humanities sponsors four separate awards based on student and faculty submission of work. The winners will be announced at the 125th annual awards ceremony at the end of April. Work should be submitted in hard copy (in the box outside of room 14b) or by email to Casey Smith. Be sure to note on your submission the competition you are entering & include a legible email address. Send questions to Bernard WeltDoug Lang, or Casey SmithFirm Deadline: April 1

Sons of the Revolution Essay Contest

The competition’s objective is to further a critical appreciation for the role of art in American history, especially during the formative years of the country, through study of a specific work or works of American art and culture, broadly understood. The prize competition should stimulate academic work that causes a Corcoran student to discover how American art has developed alongside American history, and to show the connection.  Two $750 prizes will be awarded, one to the best undergraduate essay and one to the best graduate essay.

BFA/BA Creative Writing Award

Open to all degree students. Submit literary work of any kind (poetry, fiction, essay, etc.). We welcome all kinds of literary work, including writing that is difficult to classify. Submit between five and twenty manuscript pages of recent work, whether for class credit or not. One $500 prize will be awarded.

BFA/BA Critical Writing Award

Open to all undergraduate four-year degree students. Submit critical/scholarly work, typically an extended essay of more than ten typed double-spaced pages. The work should be the product of the current school year, but need not be curricular. One $500 prize will be awarded.

Foundation Year Writing Award

Open to all Foundation Year degree students. Submit literary work of any kind (poetry, fiction, essay, etc.). We welcome all kinds of literary work, including writing that is difficult to classify. Submit between five and twenty manuscript pages of recent work. One $400 prize will be awarded. Note: Foundation year students are eligible for the BFA/BA Creative Writing Award, but they must make a separate submission with different work.