Peter Rotter Essay Prize
Essay Prize Description
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
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?”