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Entry Guidelines


Current DePaul students may enter a researched essay for the Library Research Prize. Researched essays written in Spring '22, Summer '22, Autumn '22, or Winter '​23 quarter for the following First-Year Program courses are eligible: 

  • FYSW 102
  • WRD 102/102X, 103/103x, and 104/104x
  • Focal Point Seminars, LSP 112
  • Discover and Explore Chicago, LSP 110 & 111
  • Honors 100, 110, 111, and 180
  • Quantitative Reasoning & Technical Literacy, LSP 120

When & How to Enter

The deadline for entry is April 10th, 2024
Entrants should select project type Library Research Prize on the First-Year Program Writing Showcase Entry Form and follow the submission instructions.

What to Enter

Entrants to the Library Research Prize must submit their researched essay along with a personal "Research Statement"—a 500-1000 word essay reflecting on the author's use of library research tools, sources, and services at each stage of the research process, emphasizing what was learned. See the Research Statement Guidelines​ section for complete instructions on what to include.
Entrants to the Library Research Prize may also submit their essay a second time, for the Writing Showcase, as project type Essay

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