Corcoran Arts and Humanities Awards

March 2, 2011

Announcing the 2010-2011

Corcoran College of Art & Design

Arts & Humanities Department Awards

Every spring the Department of Arts & Humanities sponsors four separate awards based on voluntary submission of work.

The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremonies later this spring. Work should be submitted in hard copy

(in the box outside of room 14b) or by email to Casey Smith at Be sure to note on your submission the competition you are entering & include a legible email address. Send questions to Bernard Welt (, Doug Lang (, or Casey Smith (

Firm Deadline: Friday, April 1, 5 pm

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 encourage academic work that enables Corcoran students 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.

Creative Writing Award

Open to all degree students in MA, MAT, BFA, BA, and AFA programs. Submit literary work of any kind (poetry, fiction, essay, etc.). We welcome all genres, including writing that is difficult to classify. Submit between five and twenty manuscript pages of recent work, whether for class credit or not. Two $300 prizes will be awarded, one for undergraduates and one for graduates.

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.