Participate in our Essay Competition

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Center for German Studies is pleased to announce its third annual essay contest for all undergraduate students at the University of Virginia. The student with the best essay will receive a cash award of $300 (first runner-up $200 and second runner-up $100). Your essay may draw on a seminar paper you wrote here at UVa, and should be five to six pages long (double-spaced). The topic of this year’s contest is open. Please submit your essay to Professor Bjorklund (; 518 Cabell Hall). The deadline is April 8, 2012. The winners will be announced during the third week of April.

First Prize Essays: 2009 (.pdf, 104KB),  2010, (.pdf, 148KB)  2011 (.pdf, 302KB)