Peter Rotter Essay Prize
Essay Prize Description
Meet Past 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
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?”
Congratulations to all our award winners!