Lycidas Essay Contest

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Our primary goal is to make students' lives better across the globe. This goes far beyond merely providing essay help. There are an incredible amount of talented young men and women out there, and we want to hear from them!

Periodical Essay Writing Contest

We would like to invite all of our soon-to-be Shakespeares to take part in our quarterly contest! If you feel like your work is worth more than just good grades, then hop on in!

Our team of editors will choose the three best pieces of Word Art, with the authors receiving:

Sweet Money Prizes:

1st place will receive $500, with 2nd and 3rd place winning $250 each!

  • Recognition from some of the best essay writers in the USA!
  • We'll put their essays on our website and share through every social media channel we have (If author's permission is granted);
  • Winners will receive an offer to join the team of professionals at our essay writing service.

Deadline:

All works should be submitted by 11:59 PM, August 20th, 2018. Our experienced judges will review the papers, and the winners' names (or nicknames) will be revealed on the 25th of August.

Essays submitted after the deadline will not take part in the contest.

**Guidelines

  • Basic scholarship essay format. Works should be 600-800 words. Some minor deviations are possible, but not desirable.
  • Plagiarism is not allowed. WE WILL CHECK if there is any.
  • Essays should only be written in English. We are aware that you may know a lot of beautiful languages and support that, but rules are rules.
  • Send your work in a Microsoft Word document.
  • You can include images in your work, mainly if they illustrate the topic or your ideas. This will only grow our attention!
  • Include your contact information in the document (Email is preferred). Otherwise, we might not be able to contact you and give instructions on prize collection.

Judging

Our editors and five of EssayPro.com’s best writers will carefully review and choose the best scholarship essays. To make things fair, names of the contestants will not be revealed to the judges.

Regardless of the amount, all the works sent before the deadline will be considered. So do not worry, we will read everyone's essays.

Topics

For the first of our contest, we have chosen essay topics that college and university face most often. Choose one of the following:

  • Is Technology Our Friend?
  • What is the American Dream?
  • This is What I Believe In:
  • An essay on the principle of population
  • Abortion: Choice or Murder?
  • What is Respect?
  • Do Humans Understand Each Other?
  • Nature vs. Nurture
  • Should a Person Give Up on Career for the Sake of Family?
  • Life Goals vs. Family Values
  • The Double-Edged Sword that is Gun Control.

How to enter the contest

If you have already participated in a competition like this then you know how to write a scholarship essay and what to do with them.
Send your work to team[at]essaypro.com before the mentioned deadline. No entrance fee is required.

Previous Essay Writing Contests (Closed)

Deadline by 11:59 PM, January 20th, 2018.

Names of winners:

  • Claudia Wolf
  • Robert Washingnton Jr.
  • Todd Davis

Deadline by 11:59 PM, September 20th, 2017.

Names of winners:

  • Adelie Beauvin
  • Jason Birks
  • Andrew Hunt

Deadline by 11:59 PM, May 20th, 2017.

Names of our winners:

  • Mark Nash
  • Rebecca Crawford
  • Linda Chambers

Deadline by 11:59 PM, December 20th, 2016.

Names of our winners:

  • Ross Bell
  • Oliver Wilkerson
  • Blankenship Shank

Google+ Contest

With a large number of our users enjoying these contests immensely, we have decided to continue them on a regular basis. Feel free to open up our Google+ link below to find all the information you will need.

https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/ECZlsB

Thank you to all who have sent in their academic essays. We had an overwhelming number of submissions and the contest was an outstanding success. Below you will find the names of the top three contenders selected by our judges.

Names of our winners:

  • Shelly Jackson
  • Catherine Crowder
  • Lydia Shank

For those of you who have sent in your essays but did not make it into the top three, we would like to say a few things. All of the essays we received were very original and of high quality, very informative and, most importantly, interesting to read! We choose the best out of the best. It was not an easy choice and, for that reason, we will continue making contests like these available. Each of you bright minds who continue sending in fantastic custom essays will have an opportunity to shine.

Prize Essay Collection, 1872-2017

Collection Number: 7-9-1317

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:

Prize essay collection, 1872-2013

Collection Number:

7-9-1317

Creator:

Cornell University

Quantity:

8.4 cubic ft.

Forms of Material:

Manuscripts.

Repository:

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library

Abstract:

Prize-winning student essays from Cornell University contests in creative writing, poetry, social sciences, and humanities. Includes an essay on China by Pearl S. Buck.

Language:

Collection material in English, and German


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Prize-winning student essays from Cornell University contests in creative writing, poetry, social sciences, and humanities. Includes an essay on China by Pearl S. Buck.

Note: The Corson Browning Prize, founded in 1902 by Professor Hiram Corson, and the Morrison Poetry Prize, founded in 1909 by James T. Morrison of Ithaca and continued for many years by Professor Morris Bishop, were combined in 1966 into the Corson-Bishop Poetry Prize.

SUBJECTS

Names:

Cornell University.

Bishop, Morris, 1893-1973.

Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973.

Cornell University.

Subjects:

Prizes.

Essays.

Literature--History and criticism.

College students--Poetry.

Places:

China--Description and travel.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:

Cornell University Prize Essay Collection, #7-9-1317. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

SERIES LIST


CONTAINER LIST

Container

Description

Date

Series I. Arthur Lynn Andrews 1993 Award for Creative Writing

Box 1

First Place, Louis Nayman (pseudonym P.F. Catcher), "A Failed Poet" (30 pp. Typescript and photocopies of other 3 stories submitted).

1972
Box 1

Second Place, William Howard Mal (pseudonym Dee Speck), "The travelling Agricultural Implement Salesman and the Farmer's Daughter" (13 pp. Typescript).

1972
Box 1

Two winners: Marian Novick (pseud. Andrea Linder) Five part Short Story, Part I "Minsk, 1909", Part II "Manhattan, 1919" etc.; Moe R. Muni (Pseud. For Scott R. Sommer) Three stories: "The Hollow", "The Night the Carousel Burned Down" and "Dimminck's Notebook"

1975
Box 1

First Place, Scott Ballotin (Arts '78) "Mrs. Levitan" (22 pp. Typescript)

1977
Box 1

First Place, Raphael Seligman (Arts '82) "See you later, Aleator" (28 pp. Typescript)

1981

Series II. The Barnes Shakespeare Prize

Box 2

The Elizabethan Masque and the Masque Character of Shakespeare's Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Walter C. Bronson

1890
Box 2

Shakespeare's Nature Lines, by Oscar Diedrich von Engeln

1905
Box 2

The Character of Ophelia, by John Bail

1906
Box 2

Love Seen Through the Comic and the Tragic Spirit, as Illustrated by Benedick and Beatrice, Romeo and Juliet, by Alice W. Benham

1907
Box 2

Shakespeare's Delineation of Insanity in King Lear, by H.M. Barr

1908
Box 2

The Treatment and Significance of Shakespeare's Tragedy of Passion, by William Shea

1909
Box 2

The Winter's Tale and Pandosto, How Shakespeare has Manipulated His Raw Material in Dramatizing the Story, by Charles Antoninus Carroll

1910
Box 2

Shakespeare's Fools and Clowns, by Fred S. Kleinman

1911
Box 2

Shakespeare's Richard II and Marlowe's Edward II - A Comparison, by Florence M. Carpenter

1912
Box 2

Shakespeare's Hamlet - A Comparison with Kyd's Spanish Tragedy, by Miss Georgina Melville

1913a
Box 2

A Sojourn in the Primeval, by Mr. Harper - illustrative matter

1913b
Box 2

The Infinite Variety of Anthony and Cleopatra, by Colin A. H. Michael

1914
Box 2

Certain Excellences in Othello, by John W. Jones

1915
Box 2

The Macbeth of Shakespeare and the Agamemnon of Aeschylus, by Harry Caplan

1916
Box 2

A Criticism of "Coriolanus," by Miss Eva M. Seeger

1918
Box 2

The Last of the Ptolemies, by Rose S. Malmud

1920
Box 2

The Mental Response to Shakespeare, by Laura Keane Zametkin

1921
Box 2

Shakespeare, the Singer, by Desmond S. Powell

1922
Box 2

Why consider Shakespeare?, by H. F. Cook

1924
Box 2

The Supernatural Elements in The Tempest

1925
Box 2

Shakespeare's Interpretation of Justice, by Margaret L. Plunkett

1926
Box 2

The Women of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, by Frances M. Shattuck

1927
Box 2

The Infinite Variety of Cleopatra, by William Maslow

1929
Box 2

The Plutarchan Influence in Coriolanus, by George Simpson

1930
Box 2

Richard of Gloucester in History and in Shakespearean Drama, by Harold A. Lehrman

1931
Box 2

King Richard II, by Harold A. Segall

1938
Box 3

Marcus Brutus, by Philip Cohen

1939
Box 3

Shakespeare and the Aristotelian Tradition by John S. Lawrence

1941
Box 3

Poetic Imagery in Richard II, by John H. Detmold

1942
Box 3

Hamlet, a Revenge Tragedy, by Carla Small

1943
Box 3

The Relation of Real Life and Fantasy in Shakespeare's Comedies, by Robert S. Bernen

1949
Box 3

Some Remarks on King Lear, by Joanna Ruth Russ

1957
Box 3

Plot Structure in "Romeo and Juliet" by Sharon Dee Solwitz

1968
Box 3

On Pity in Hamlet, by David Ratner

n.d.
Box 3

Disguise, Reason, and Truth in King Lear by Mel Behr ( Martha E. Linke )

1971
Box 3

The Role of Edmund in "King Lear," by Jeremy Rabkin (First Prize)

1972
Box 3

Iago's Method: What Manner Poison for Othello's Ear, by L.M. Tozek (Second Prize)

1972
Box 3

Two winners: The Earl of Kent: Man in the Shadows by Susan Bianconi Constructive Deception in As You Like It by Katharine Eisaman

1975
Box 3

Voices of Secular Value: the Ghosts of Hamlet and Richard III, by Michael C. Berthold

1977
Box 3

Walking About the Orb Like the Sun: The Role of the Wise Fools in Twelfth Night and King Lear by Susan J. Bianconi

1978
Box 3

The Elements of Earth, Air, Water, and Fire in Antony and Cleopatra, by Charlotte Ram, April 15, 1980 (first prize) (Charlotte Ram pseud. For Leslie Camhi )

1980
Box 3

The Role of Women in Hamlet by Ruth Watson , Arts & Sciences '83

1982
Box 3

Readings of Shakespeare: Dissidence and the Merchant of Venice, by Nat Ives , May 1996

1996

Series III. L. David Chrystall Prize

Box 4

Winner Robert Alan Profusek '72 (pseudonym Francis Payne), "Image and Reality: An Analysis of the United States Decision-Making Process Which Led to the Initiation of the Program of Sustained Aerial Bombardment of North Vietnam, February 1965." (107 pp. photocopy)

1972
Box 4

Alison M. Dreizen , "Japanese-American Relations during the Nixon Administration". 110 pp. Mss.

1974
Box 4

Bradley Merrill Marten "A Divided Legacy" 72 pp. Mss.

1975
Box 4

Robert B. Bernstein '77, "The Collapse of the 1972 Soviet-American Trade Agreements"

1977

Series IV. The Charles Lathrop Pack Foundation Forestry Prize

Box 5

The Forestry Idea, by John R. Curry

1924
Box 5

Tom Jones Investigates Prosperity, by N. Gardner Bump

1925
Box 5

Can Wood Substitutes Replace Our Daily Need for Wood?, by J. J. Wille

1926
Box 5

The Autobiography of a White Pine, by Harold Pitt Smith

1927
Box 5

Trade Extension in the Lumber Industry - Its Relation to the Promotion of Forestry Practice, by Charles E. McConnell

1929
Box 5

DIXIE: The Land of Promise in Forestry, by Harold Gridley Wilm

1930
Box 5

The Airplane, a New Tool in Forestry, by Darwin Miscall

1931
Box 5

Scourge of American Forests, by John H. Eisinger

1932
Box 5

A Federal Forestation Project for the Unemployed, by James D. Pond

1933
Box 5

The Forestry Amendment to the Lumber Code, by Michel Afanasiev

1934
Box 5

The Worth of the Civilian Conservation Corps, by John W. Humphreys

1935
Box 5

The Question of Federal Ownership of Timberlands, by George Parsons

1936
Box 5

Wood Needs No Defense, by Herbert J. Mols

1937
Box 5

Forest Planting - An Essential Part of our Conservation Program, by Ellis F. Wallihan

1938
Box 5

Foresty and Flood Control, by Ralph Resnick

1940
Box 5

America's Forests: Now and After the War, by Earl Lewis Stone, Jr.

1942a
Box 5

Possibilities of Rubber Production in South America, by Gaston Vivas-Berthier

1942b
Box 5

Forest Protection, by Ernestine Ann Rowlind

1944
Box 5

Conservation or National Decline: America's Alternative, by Emmanuel Pollack

1946
Box 5

This Concerns You, by Helen Ross

1947
Box 5

Our Natural Heritage, by Daniel Duberman

1948
Box 5

Land Use and Forestry in the Northeast, by Roland C. Clement

1950
Box 5

We Must Keep Our National Forests, by George Burrows

1953
Box 5

The Saving of Corkscrew Sanctuary, by Anne La Bastille

1955
Box 5

This is Your State Forest, by John H. Kaufmann

1956

Series V. The Charles Lee Crandall Prize

Box 6

An Investigation of the Flow of Water in Wash Water Troughs for Rapid Sand Filters, by Frank Van Duzer Fields

1918
Box 6

Investigation of the Flow of Water Through Submerged Diverging Tubes, by John Howard Stalker and Joseph Albert Thomas

1920

Series VI. The Corson Browning Prize

Box 6

Browning as a Writer of Plays, by "John Dargan" ( J. Q. Adams, Jr. )

1904
Box 6

Robert Browning as a Portrayer of the Spirit of the Renaissance, by Albert Davis

1905
Box 6

Womanhood in Tennyson and in Browning, by Emma A. Miller

1907
Box 6

The Ring and the Book as an Illustration of the Growth of Our Knowledge of Character, by "Richard Belmar" ( G. W. Nasmyth )

1908
Box 6

The Treatment of Character in Browning's Dramas, by Marion Collins

1909
Box 6

Browning and Italy, by Charles A. Carroll

1910
Box 6

Browning's Treatment of External Nature, by Melvin G. Crowell

1911
Box 6

Browning's Treatment of Judaism, by Harry M. Blank

1912
Box 6

Browning's Conception of the Fine Arts, by Florence M. Carpenter

1913
Box 6

A Defense of Browning's Optimism, by Suh Hu [ Hu Shih ]

1914
Box 6

Knowledge and Love as Treated in Paracelsus and Luria, by Victor H. Davis

1915
Box 6

Browning's Ecclesiastics, by William E. Seely

1916a
Box 6

A Study of the Rhymes of Robert Browning, by Samuel Wilson

1916b
Box 6

Theories of Immortality in Browning's Poems, by Samuel Wilson

1917
Box 6

Browning's Historical Portraits in "Parleyings with Certain People of Importance in Their Day," by Leah L. Lowensohn

1920
Box 6

A Study of Browning's "Pauline," by Harold W. Blodgett

1921
Box 6

The Development of Character in Paracelsus, by Malcolm L. Wilder

1923
Box 6

Browning and Whitman, by Vivan Earl Simroll

1924
Box 7

Browning's Narrative Art, by Henry F. Cook

1925
Box 7

The Grotesque in Browning, by Mary Lynch Johnson

1926
Box 7

Browning's Portrait of Paracelsus, by William Benedict

1929
Box 7

Browning's Treatment of Romantic Love as a Motive, by Herbert Brodsky

1930
Box 7

Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau, a Study in the Rhetoric of Poetry, by J. B. Emperor

1932
Box 7

The Jew in Browning's Poetry, by Florence M. Hoagland

1933
Box 7

Browning and Euripides, by Argus John Tresidder

1934
Box 7

"Strafford," One Hundred Years After: An Autopsy, by Christopher Morley, Jr.

1937
Box 7

Browning's Treatment of Evil, by Margaret A. Kirkwood

1943
Box 7

Mr. Browning in Browning's Poetry, by Ruth L. Bayless

1945
Box 7

Obscurity in the Poetry of Robert Browning, by Jan W. Dietrichson

1949
Box 7

The Theatre of Alfred de Musset, by "Alfred Page"

1951

Series VII. The Corson French Prize

Box 8

The Influence of Spain upon French Seventeenth Century Literature, by Arthur Gordon

1908
Box 8

Autobiographical Elements in Paul Verlaine's Poetry, by George Irving Dale

1909
Box 8

A Comparison of Racine's Phedre with Euripides' Hippolytus and Seneca's Phaedra, by Roger G. Manube

1911
Box 8

Pierre Bayle, Forerunner of the Philosophes, by Bleeker Marquette

1912
Box 8

The Cosmopolitanism of Mme. De Stael, by Grace Marcus

1914
Box 8

Memoires D'Outre Tombe, by Miss S. K. Toksvig

1915
Box 8

Du Bellay in Rome, by Charlotte Helen Pekary

1916
Box 8

Montaigne and Renan, by Leslie C. Schwartz

1917
Box 8

Voltaire's English Letters, by George William McDonald Robertson

1918
Box 8

The Drama of Rostand, by Leah L. Lowensohn

1919
Box 8

Pierre de Ronsard in 1924, by Miss Vera L. Peacock

1924
Box 8

Montaigne's Theories of Education in the American College, by H. M. Peavy

1925
Box 8

The Greek Tradition in the Work of Albert Samain, by Miss Anna Gasool

1927
Box 8

An Estimate of Musset's Lorenzaccio, by E. E. Pope (that's Miss)

1928
Box 8

Ideas of Houdar de la Motte on Poetry, by Herbert Brodsky

1929a
Box 8

Julien Green, Novelist Psychiatric, by H. Weiss

1929b
Box 8

Le Roman Contemporain, by Volkoff

1930
Box 8

The Poetry of Paul Verlaine, by Abraham Schultz

1931a
Box 8

Madame Bovary, Soixante-Dix Ans Apres, by Perry Cornell Dechert

1931b
Box 8

Andre Gide, by Hyman Yudewitz

1932
Box 8

What Did Voltaire Get From England?, by Nobuko Takagi

1933
Box 8

Emerson & Montaigne, by Keith W. Johnson

1934
Box 8

The Origin and Development of the Opera Comique in France, by Harold E. Johnson

1937
Box 8

Villon: The Fact and the Legend, Rose Ransom

1938
Box 9

The Origins of the Chansons de Geste, by Robert M. Hankin

1941
Box 9

A Study of the Life and Works of the Baron D'Holbach, by Joseph Sbunsky

1942
Box 9

The Origins of the Chansons de Geste, by Dorothy Socolow

1944
Box 9

Poe in France, by Harry G. Edwards

1947
Box 9

Andre Gide: Works and Main Ideas on the Background of his Life, by Jan W. Dietrichson

1948
Box 9

Origins of the Chansons de Geste, by George A. Hazen

1949
Box 9

The Influence of Rousseau's Childhood on His Educational Theories by Carol Bagger [Xanthippe OLeary]

1949
Box 9

Le Vie de la Cour vue par Mme. De Sevigne, by Mahdi S. Elmandjra

1954
Box 9

The Turbulent Life of the Abbe Prevost, by Clifford S. Leonard

1956

Series VIII. Corson-Morrison Poetry Prize

Box 9
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