Stowe Student Prize 2012: Final Week

Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."In the tradition of Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose Uncle Tom’s Cabin had a huge impact on society and culture, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center offers a biennial prize for “outstanding writing by United States high school and college students that motivates positive action for social justice.”

2012 Stowe Student PrizeThe deadline is just a week away, on Monday, February 27, 2012, but don’t panic; this is not a time to dash off a quick essay. To qualify, works, such as short stories, essays, student-created and managed blogs, newspaper articles, editorials, memoirs, news or investigative reporting, poetry or screenplays, must have already been published or presented publicly. “The Prize recognizes writing that is making a tangible impact on a social justice issue critical to contemporary society.   Issues may include, but are not limited to: race, class and gender.”

If you have work that qualifies, or have a friend, relative or student who does, it’s not too late to enter it into the competition. Finalists will have their work published on the Center’s website, and winners will receive cash awards in the amount of $1,000 (high school) or $2,500 (college).

Complete details are on the 2012 Student Stowe Prizes page on the website of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.