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JASNA Essay Contest (ID 1805)


Scholarship Description

Start Date:
11/1/2017
Deadline:
5/21/2018
Website:
http://www.jasna.org/essaycontest/submission.html
Form:
http://www-lib.uwyo.edu/find/forms/jane_austen.cfm
Amount:
FIRST PLACE
- $1000 scholarship
- Free registration and two nights’ lodging for JASNA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Washington DC [Note: Transportation to Washington DC is not provided.]
- Recognition at the AGM and on the JASNA web site
- Publication of the essay on JASNA’s web site
- One year’s membership in JASNA for both the winner and his or her mentor
- A set of Norton Critical Editions of Jane Austen’s novels

SECOND PLACE
- $500 scholarship
- Recognition at the AGM and on the JASNA web site
- Publication of the essay on JASNA’s web site
- One year’s membership in JASNA for both the winner and his or her mentor
- A set of Norton Critical Editions of Jane Austen’s novels

THIRD PLACE
- $250 scholarship
- Recognition at the AGM and on the JASNA web site
- Publication of the essay on JASNA’s web site
- One year’s membership in JASNA for both the winner and his or her mentor
- A set of Norton Critical Editions of Jane Austen’s novels
Description:
To foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen, JASNA conducts an annual student Essay Contest, with support generously provided by the Sonia Raiziss Giop Charitable Foundation.

Essay Contest Topic: In keeping with the theme of our annual meeting, “Jane Austen in Paradise: Intimations of Immortality,” JASNA is looking for essays that address the following:
Imagine that you are adapting an Austen novel for stage or film.  What elements might you be tempted to change—especially for a modern audience—that should not be tampered with if the integrity of the work is to be preserved?  These elements could be scenes, characters, dialogue or something else.  Explain why they are so crucial to the novel.  How does what can and cannot be changed shed light on Austen’s popularity and influence?
The Submissions page includes important rules about format and submission of essays and a link to the official Essay Contest entry form.  Entries must be submitted online by May 21, 2018.

Contact Information

Email:
essay-contest@jasna.org
Contact Notes:
If you have questions, contact Meg Levin at essay-contest@jasna.org. You must use “JASNA Essay Contest” in your subject line.

Eligibility

Gender:
NA
Enrollment:
1/2 (6-8 Credits)
Eligibility:
In order to participate in the Essay Contest, you must be a full- or part-time student during the academic year in which it is held.

The requirement for each division is as follows:

High School: full-time or part-time student or home-schooled at the high school level.

College/University: enrolled in at least six credit hours of course work at a junior college, college, or university.

Graduate School: enrolled in at least three credit hours of graduate course work at a college or university leading to an advanced degree.
Special Criteria:
Essay Format

ESSAY FORMAT

1) The essay must be written in English.
2) The essay must be 6-8 pages in length, not including the Works Cited page.
3) The title of the essay should appear at the top of page one; further pages should be numbered on the top right; the student’s name must not appear on the essay.
4) The essay must be in MLA format (double-spaced and in 12 point type throughout, with one-inch margins on all sides of each page).
5) The essay must use MLA documentation, including a Works Cited page and parenthetical citations. Use end notes only for substantive notes. Note that source material which is directly quoted as well as that which is paraphrased or summarized must be cited. Note also that quotations from the Jane Austen work under discussion should be cited.