Williams-Mystic/Joseph Conrad Ocean Essay Contest

Eligibility: Undergraduates of any major in good academic standing at an accredited college or university are eligible. High school seniors may also submit. Essay: Submissions of either fiction or nonfiction should be between 1,000-5,000 words. Submissions may be about any topic and in any genre as long as the ocean or a major body of water is the primary setting or aspect of concern. The essay may be nature writing, environmental or political activism, literary or historic scholarship, or simply good storytelling. If submitting poetry, please send more than 6 poems. The submitted work must be in English and unpublished at the time of submission, though it may be under consideration. It may have been submitted for a course.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $400
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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