Centennial Contest Extended


Dear Colleague,

As we reminded you last week, in celebration of the AAUP’s centennial this year, the AAUP Foundation is sponsoring competitions for undergraduates and graduate students for essays and artwork.

We’re writing to let you know that the deadline has been extended to March 1.

The theme of both competitions is “Academic Freedom: Its Concept, Its History, Its Successes, and Its Failures.” In both categories and at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, prizes of $1,000 are available. The awards are made possible by a donation from the late Patricia Fox Haig.

The centennial contest is open to all students enrolled at accredited institutions of higher education in the United States. All essay and art work submissions must address the theme “Academic Freedom: Its Concept, Its History, Its Successes, and Its Failures.” Submissions must be sent to centennialcontest@aaupfoundation.org by midnight (EST) on March 1, 2015. Up to two entries may be made by any one student. All entries must include the student’s full name, mailing address, and e-mail address as well as the name of the institution at which he or she is currently enrolled and the category (undergraduate or graduate student) of the entry. By submitting an essay or work of art, the student agrees that the work may be published if it is selected for an award and that the student will not be separately compensated for publication.

See the full contest rules at http://www.aaupfoundation.org/centennial/centennial-contest.

The submission deadline is rapidly approaching, but there is still time for you to encourage your students to enter the contest.

Thank you!

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The AAUP Foundation is organized to fund the charitable and educational purposes of the AAUP, including supporting principles of academic freedom and the quality of higher education in a free and democratic society. Visit the AAUP Foundation website and Facebook.

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