Nominating Students for the Ward Prize
The Paul Ward '25 Prize in Writing
for First-Year Students
Each year the Writing Program solicits nominations for the Paul Ward '25 Prize in Writing for First-Year Students.
The $500 first prize and two $250 second prizes are presented annually to the first-year students whose writing best exemplifies, in the words of the bequest, "the use of basic English as the writer's most necessary tool: precise and exact usage of words, exact meanings, phrases expressed lucidly and gracefully."
Every student whose writing is submitted will be recognized at a presentation reception on the Friday afternoon of Family Weekend next October, and will be invited to train as a peer writing tutor and/or first-year seminar mentor for academics and writing. Please help identify and encourage academic excellence by submitting a copy of your first-year students' best papers below. Call (x3182) if you have any questions about eligible work. Deadline for nominations is mid June. Use the form below, or use our shortcut go/wardsubmit.
Ward Prize Nomination Form
Please complete a separate form for each student you are nominating and upload a paper.
Nomination have now closed for the class of 2017. Thank you for a record number of Ward Prize nominations. Students nominated after the deadline will no longer be considered. Nominations will open for the class of 2018 midway through the fall semester.