First Place: Caroline McCance
Second Place: Bethan Meyer
Third Place: Sarah Bloom
Honorable Mention: Stephanie Boyd, Rachel Butler, Sam Fishman
ESSAY CONTEST GUIDELINES
At some point, most of the book's nine characters find themselves with ample rational reasons to pack up and leave New Orleans, and yet all but one ultimately decide to stay. What is it about the city that held each of them in its thrall? When Tulane closed for Hurricane Isaac, did you have any doubts about choosing New Orleans as your home for the next four years? If so, what made you stay? Feel free to use anecdotes from the book, as well as your personal thoughts and experiences.
- The contest is open to all first-year students enrolled for the first time at Tulane University for Fall 2012.
- The essay should be 1000 to 1500 words (limit of one essay per student). Essays may or may not have secondary sources. If the essay was written for a class assignment that was graded, rewritten, and/or commented upon, the instructor should be acknowledged.
- Essays should be typed, double-spaced, and have standard margins. Please include your name and the page number in the upper-right-hand corner of each page. Essays may be submitted to Robert C. Cudd Hall, Front Desk, with entry form attached.
- Entries must be received by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, October 10, 2012, in Cudd Hall, room 204.
- The essays will be judged by a committee of faculty, students, and staff.
- The winners will be notified by email.
- There will be three principal awards— First Place will receive $500, Second Place will receive $200, Third Place will receive $100—and up to three honorable mentions (each will receive $50). Winners' essays may also be published on the Tulane Reading Project website and, potentially, in other Tulane University publications.
- Winners will be notified on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Their names will be announced on this page and in the “News from Newcomb-Tulane College” ad in a December issue of the Tulane Hullabaloo.