The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host the Annual Undergraduate Essay Competition in honor of Virginia Woolf and in memory of Angelica Garnett, writer, artist, and daughter of Woolf’s sister, Vanessa Bell.
For this competition, undergraduate essays can be on any topic pertaining to the writings of Virginia Woolf. Essays should be between 2000 and 2500 words in length, including notes and works cited, with an original title of the entrant’s choosing. Essays will be judged by the Society’s officers: Benjamin Hagen (President); Amanda Golden (Vice-President); Susan Wegener (Secretary-Treasurer); and Catherine Hollis (Historian-Bibliographer). The winner will receive $400.00 and have the essay published in a subsequent issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany.
To submit an essay, please fill out this entry form (click here) and then send your essay to Benjamin D. Hagen (Benjamin.Hagen@usd.edu).
All entries must be received by 30 June 2023.
Below we’ve included snippets of past winners. To read the full essays, follow the links below!
2017 Angelica Garnett Undergraduate Prize Essay
2020 Angelica Garnett Undergraduate Prize Essay