Department of English Language and Literature

Shapiro Essay Revision Contest

The Shapiro Essay Revision Contest awards cash prizes from $75 to $500; a minimum of three prizes will go to freshmen and a minimum of three to sophomores.

The contest consists of revising a short essay at one of the times listed below. Pens, dictionary, or thesaurus are allowed, but no laptops or other resources. For more information, call Dr. Coulter-Harris at ext. 4416, email questions to

See also the Shapiro Writing Competition, whose deadline is (usually) in March.

Contest locations and times


Last Updated: 6/27/22