The Department of English maintains a Web site with a thorough list of writing prizes for Yale students.
Other writing contests Yale undergraduates may wish to enter:
- The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics is awarded annually for student writing.
- A prize sponsored by The Nation, a weekly journal of news and liberal opinion.
- The Norton Writer’s Prize is awarded to undergraduates for outstanding narrative nonfiction essays.
- The Roy W. Howard National Reporting Competition, which offers an international educational trip as its prize, is sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation.
- Yale’s own MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies offers the William J. Foltz Journalism Award for a work of reporting on international affairs.
- The Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Awards for student journalists.
- The Associated Collegiate Press, which runs the annual Pacemaker competition for student newspapers and magazines, also awards prizes to individual journalists and photographers. (The contest is only open to students whose publications have ACP memberships.)
- The National Society of Newspaper Columnists runs a student competition.
- Students can submit works of creative non-fiction and literary journalism to the Norman Mailer College Writing Awards.
- The Overseas Press Club awards scholarships for students and recent grads to undertake summer or year-long reporting assignments at bureaus across the world.
Additional competitions and scholarship opportunities are often featured in the weekly journalism newsletter.