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Jane Austen Essay Contest

To foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen, the Jane Austen Society of Puget Sound regional organization is conducting an essay contest for high school and university students. The regional members who love and enjoy Jane Austen’s books are the audience for the essays. We want to know what the high school and higher level student finds compelling about Jane Austen’s writings. We are looking for original insights, captivating writing, a genuine voice and an essay of clear and correct writing.


High School Essay in 750 to 1000 words on the question:

What is the importance of music and dance in “Pride and Prejudice” and how is it the same and different today in your world?
Prize:
  • $500
  • One-year membership in JASNA (Jane Austen Society of North America)

Winner: Genesis Puckett with Human Connection Through Music and Dance.


College/Graduate Essay in 1500 to 2000 words on the question:

What are the potential routes for improvement of social status in “Emma” how are they similar and different in your world today?
Prize:
  • $1000
  • One-year membership in JASNA (Jane Austen Society of North America)

Winner: Sarah Faulkner with Fortune, Work, and Strict Decorum: Social Improvements in Emma.


Thanks to all our entrants, and congratulations to both winners!


Last update: 24th July 2017


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