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Pinto Carver Essay Contest Open to All LAHers! Due January 14 (First Day of Classes)

Mon, December 10, 2012

The Pinto Carver Essay Contest – 2013

 Style, in its finest sense, is the last acquirement

of the educated mind; it is also the most useful.

It pervades the whole being.  The administrator

with a sense of style hates waste; the engineer

with a sense for style economizes his material;

the artisan with a sense for style prefers good

work.  Style is the ultimate morality of mind.

-Alfred North Whitehead

The Topic:

Campaign LAH:  The Pursuit of Excellence is seeking to raise 1.5 million dollars to help fund scholarships and research, internship, and study aboard opportunities for Liberal Arts Honors students.  Many donors want to know what LAH is and what is its “brand.”  Write an essay in which you describe what you believe LAH to be and also, in six to ten words craft a “brand.”  The University’s “What Starts Here Changes the World” is one such successful brand, “Don’t Mess With Texas” another.  Needless to say, the more well developed your thoughts, the more specific your language, the better.  And for this Campaign to succeed, we need your best thoughts.

Eligibility:  Current Liberal Arts Honors students

Specifications: 750-1000 words, titled, double-spaced, and typed, with your name in the upper-right hand corner.  No cover page.


1st Prize: $1500

2nd Prize: $500

3rd Prize: $250

Submission Deadline:  Monday, January 14, 5:00 p.m. in the NEW Liberal Arts Honors Office (CLA 2.500)  The judges reserve the right to withhold awards in the absence of prize worthy essays.

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