Writing Prizes

Page Writing Prize

The Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights conducts annual prizes for undergraduate and graduate student writing at Notre Dame. Submissions are accepted for papers exploring civil and/or human rights themes. Qualifying submissions may be research papers, theses, articles, or original essays prepared during the current academic year. Minimum length of submissions is 10,000 words.

One or more winning submissions are selected at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Winning submissions may be published on the Klau Center website, and authors will receive a $250 prize. Papers submitted for other prizes are eligible, but we ask that the Klau Center be informed of these submissions and any awards received.

Submission Guidelines
  • Topic: Civil or human rights themes
  • 10,000 word minimum, double spaced
  • Microsoft Word format
  • Must have been prepared during the current academic year