Alumni Report

Essay Contest to Highlight Rex Lee


As part of Homecoming activities each year, all full-time students are invited to learn about a past leader of BYU by participating in the George H. Brimhall Essay Contest. This year participants will research and write about Rex E. Lee (BA ’60), BYU’s honored founder for 2008 (see “Going the Distance”).

The awards for the contest are funded by the family of George H. Brimhall, an early president of BYU. 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 2008 Homecoming theme, “Go the Distance.” They should also contain insights on Rex. E. Lee as well as personal reflections. The winning essay will reflect strong writing and the best connection to the founder.

Those interested in entering the contest are welcome to attend a workshop with a contest judge on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Hinckley Center east conference room. They are also invited to check a specially compiled bibliography at the Harold B. Lee Library’s Special Collections by visiting more.byu.edu/rexlee. Entries are due by Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.

Get cover sheets and other information at studentalumni.byu.edu.