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Homecoming Essay Contest

For Homecoming each year, BYU students are invited to learn about a past leader of the university by participating in the George H. Brimhall Essay Contest. This year’s honored founder is Harvey Fletcher (BA 1907), the father of stereophonic sound.

The awards for the contest—from $1,500 for first place to $300 for honorable mention—are funded by the family of George H. Brimhall (ND 1877), an early BYU president. Entries should be about 750 words in length and center on the 2010 Homecoming theme, Dare to Discover. They should contain insights on Fletcher as well as personal reflections.

Those interested may attend a workshop with a contest judge Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. in the Hinckley Center east conference room. Entries are due by Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. at the Hinckley Center reception desk.

More: See a specially compiled bibliography about Fletcher at Get cover sheets and other information at

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