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Western Civilization Essay Contest

2019 Western Civilization Contest Winner Congratulations to Thomas Reilly on winning the Western Civilization Essay Contest

The 2019 Western Civilization Contest was won by Thomas Reilly.  Thomas' paper, entitled "The Mansplained Tale: A forum on the Plight and Status of Women Throughout History", was written as his final paper for HUM 204: Western Civilization I.   Click here to read "The Mansplained Tale: A forum on the Plight and Status of Women Throughout History"

About the Contest

Students enrolled in any section or format of Western Civilization I or II or Contemporary Western Civilization during the 2018-2019 academic year are invited to enter the Western Civilization essay contest.  Entries should consist of a paper prepared for a class assignment on a Western Civilization topic, reading or author. 

The winner will receive an award of $250 and be recognized at the annual Humanities Program recognition ceremony, which will be held on Tuedsay, April 30, 2019 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. The winning essay will also be published on the Humanities website and newsletter.

Instructions for submission: Please fill out the form below and attach your essay in a PDF file format. No names or other identification should appear on the paper itself. Papers should be 500-1200 words in length, typed, double-spaced, with one-inch margins

Submission Deadline:  Submissions must be turned in by 11:59 p.m. on April 7, 2019 to be considered.  Late entries will not be reviewed.

If you have questions, please email hum@ku.edu.


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