Peter Rotter Essay Prize

Essay Prize Description
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Meet the 2021 Peter Rotter Essay Prize Winners

The 2021 prize winners were honored via a virtual awards ceremony. Please view the presentation here

Peter Rotter First Year Writing Prize ($500)
WINNER: Devon Whalen, “Hockey Pucks and Comet Stuff: How Life (May Have) Started Through Shock Synthesis” nominated by Briley Lewis for Cluster 70

Peter Rotter Essay Prize ($1,000)
WINNER: Jackson Combe, “Suspicious Theory and Critic as Translator, Sage, Revolutionary” nominated by Christopher Mott for ENGL 184.4

Congratulations to all our award winners!

Meet Past Prize Winners

2020 Winners

The 2020 prize winners were honored via a virtual awards ceremony. Please view the presentation here

Dido Wang (nominated by Dr. Sarah Morris, Classics) “Descending God, Ascending Man: A Study of the Mycenaean Gold Masks from Grave Circle A”

First-year Writing Prize: Charisse Vu (nominated by Professor Gosch in Cluster 73A, “Mind over Matter”) “Sentience in Cephalopods: What Could this Imply about the Origins of Consciousness?”