Essays are now being accepted for the 22nd annual I. Austin Kelly III writing competition, which this year features two $600 prizes and up to three honorable-mention awards. The rewards will go to the best essays concerning any field or combinations of fields in the humanities, arts or social sciences.
All full-time MIT undergraduates except former Kelly Prize winners are encouraged to submit historical, analytical or sociological essays written during their years at MIT. The topic should be meaningful to readers outside as well as within the writer's field. Technical data should not be the focal point, but should be introduced where needed to illustrate the broadly humanistic points that are being made in clear, concise and perhaps stylish prose. The length must be 4,000-8,000 words (15-30 pages).
Rules and guidelines are available in both the history office (Rm E51-285) and the music office (Rm 14N-207). Winning essays from past years may be viewed in Rm E51-285. Entries must be received in Rm 14N-207 no later than 5pm on Thursday, April 10. Questions may be addressed to Mary Cabral (x3-5623), Professor Lowell Lindgren of music, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or Professor Emeritus Arthur Kaledin of history, <email@example.com>.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 12, 1997.