Alumni Report

Brimhall Essay Contest to Highlight Roberts


As part of Homecoming activities each year, full-time students are invited to learn about a past leader of BYU by participating in the George H. Brimhall Memorial Essay Contest. This year participants will research and write about Eugene L. Roberts (AB 1916), BYU’s first athletic director and the honored founder for 2009.

The awards for the contest are funded by the family of George H. Brimhall, an early BYU president. The first-place winner will receive $1,500; other prizes will be $750 for second place, $500 for third place, and $300 each for three honorable mentions. Entries should be about 750 words in length and center on the 2009 Homecoming theme, “Reach for the Summit.” They should also contain insights about Roberts as well as personal reflections. The winning essay will reflect strong writing and the best connection to the founder. Entries are due Oct. 8.

Those interested in entering the contest are welcome to attend one of three workshops with a contest judge. They will be Aug. 6 at 11 a.m., Sept. 8 at 3p.m., and Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. All workshops will be in the Hinckley Center east conference room. Participants are also invited to consult a specially compiled bibliography about Roberts at the Harold B. Lee Library’s special collections Web site.

Web: For submission information and access to the Roberts bibliography, visit studentalumni.byu.edu.