The Stewart Bellman Awards for Excellence in Writing

Submit an Essay for the Stewart Bellman Writing Awards

A student may submit up to two total essays, and those must each be to different categories.

The three categories again this year are as follow, and the essays must have been submitted for a class from between March 1, 2017, and March 1, 2018:

  • 1. Composition I and II Essays (of any type for those classes);
  • 2. Literature (Literary Analysis);
  • 3. General Academic Writing (any discipline and type of essay).

Uploaded essays must include a title, but all other identifying information (names, courses, running headers) must be removed.

Students will make their submissions via the Bellman Awards website: no later than Friday, March 16, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. 

Cash rewards and certificates are provided for the winners.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, via the campus online newsletter.

The awards and reception will be from 4:30-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in the Jacket Legacy Room.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor David Cremean at