Student Writing Contest

Student Essay & Creative Writing Contest

Currently enrolled undergraduate students may submit critical essays on any topic related to C. S. Lewis and Friends (broadly defined)–Owen Barfield, G. K. Chesterton, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and others. We also invite creative work—poetry, fiction, essay, drama, film, visual art, musical composition, etc. —that responds to or is influenced by these same authors. We are especially interested in papers on the conference theme of “The Faithful Imagination.”   

Essays should not exceed ten double-spaced pages, excluding Works Cited. Winners must present their papers at the colloquium and will receive free registration, room, and board.

Deadline for student essays is April 23, 2018. Please send student contest essays to Dr. Joe Ricke, Colloquium Chair, by E-mail at Include your name, year of study, and school affiliation.