Peter Hays Writing Prize

Peter Hays Writing Prize

Description

  • The prize will be given for the best paper written for or related to the content in a First-year Seminar class (FRS)
  • Any questions, please contact Lynda Jones lmjones@ucdavis.edu
  • If you wish to make a donation towards this prize, please visit: https://give.ucdavis.edu/ENLH/HAYSPRZ

Instructions

  • Instructor of a FRS must nominate a paper for this award – only one nomination per class. Criteria for the award includes originality, logical construction, and clarity, especially for those papers in scientific subjects that will be judged by humanities professors. A string of formulae or equations, or detailed charts, no matter how brilliant, will not suffice.
  • Papers are required to be 5-10 double-spaced typed pages in 12-point font. Please include the "title" at the top of the paper.
  • The author’s name and the instructor’s name must NOT appear on the paper.
  • Such nominations will be accepted at the end of each quarter beginning Spring Quarter and ending Winter Quarter of the following year.
  • The award will be announced and presented at the English Department Year-end Celebration & Awards Ceremony held at the beginning of June each year.
  • A monetary prize will be awarded for the best paper. Research funding will be awarded to the faculty member who recommended the winning paper.
  • Instructors will be submitting their nominations online (more information to follow as we get closer to Fall Quarter).
     
  • Instructor nomination Deadline: 12pm, Friday, Dec 14, 2018