Department of Humanities 56th Annual Writing Contest-Virtual Edition

All Spring 2021 full-time (at least 12 credit hours) Illinois Tech undergraduate students are invited to enter the 56th Annual Writing Contest for their chance to win an Amazon gift card and be published in the Department of Humanities’ annual book of writing contest winners. Entries can include original pieces of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

All submissions are due by March 5, 2021, 11:59 P.M. CST, to

Winners will be announced on or after Monday, March 29 on the Lewis College of Science and Letters website. A virtual acknowledgment will be held at a later date.

For more details, including the official entry form, categories and contest rules, visit or contact


Edwin H. Lewis Prize for Fiction

Edwin H. Lewis Prize for Nonfiction

Henry & Myrna Knepler Freshman Essay Prize

Mollie Cohen Poetry Prize


1st prize: $300

2nd prize: $200

3rd prize: $100

*Prizes will be awarded in the form of an Amazon gift card and will be sent to your Illinois Tech email address.