I've been very fortunate, and it's time for me to give back. With the Irene Adler Prize, I'm awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a woman pursuing a degree in journalism, creative writing, or literature at a recognized post-secondary institution in the U.S. or Canada, based on an essay competition.
A) There is no age restriction.
B) The Irene Adler Prize winner will receive a $1,000 US scholarship.
C) The competition is open to women commencing or continuing to pursue a bachelor's, master's, or Ph.D degree in journalism, creative writing, or literature at a recognized post-secondary institution in the United States or Canada in 2020-21.
D) Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Canadian citizens.
E) The application period begins on January 30, 2020. The deadline is April 30, 2020. No late applications will be accepted.
F) Each application consists of two (2) elements:
G) A 500-word essay in English on one of the following three topics:
"What personal story of yours encapsulates why you want to write?"
"Writers like J.K. Rowling, Maya Angelou, and Margaret Atwood are world-famous. Who is a less widely known female writer who has inspired you?"
"How do you plan to push boundaries with your writing in the months and years to come?"
Each essay must have its own original title. The applicant's name, mailing address, phone number, and email address must appear on the first page. All personal information will be kept strictly confidential.
H) A completed entry form