CONTEST ALERT: The Prizes and Honors program

The Prizes Program at UC Berkeley ( is an important forum for rewarding creative expression and scholarly achievement by Berkeley's finest students. Winners receive both recognition and a cash prize, which is coordinated with the winner's financial aid package. Prize competitions are open to students of any major. Successful, even prominent, artists and poets in our society found that winning an award at Berkeley was a pivotal experience in their artistic careers. Prizes are administered under the direction of the Academic Senate Committee on Prizes. Copies of the essays and poetry submissions chosen to receive prizes are archived at the Bancroft Library at the end of each year.

Please note the Fabilli Hoffer contest is the only contest that is open to faculty and staff as well as students.  (The Fabilli-Hoffer topic this year is: "Confidence without attitude".    Please check contest deadlines for each contest on the web-site . 

Most deadlines are November 2019 - March, 2020.

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