Alumni News

Write About the Arts


Traditionally, BYU undergraduate and graduate students have written about past university leaders in the George H. Brimhall Memorial Essay contest. This year’s contest offers a twist. BYU will celebrate the arts for Homecoming 2014, so essayists are asked to focus on people who have advanced the arts at the university.

Awards for the contest—designed to promote appreciation of BYU’s mission, legacy, and founders—range from $1,500 for first place to $300 for honorable mentions. Entries should be approximately 750 words long and center on this year’s Homecoming theme, Take Flight. Essays should contain insights about significant contributors to the arts at BYU as well as personal reflections.

Entries can be submitted online at studentalumni.byu.edu and are due by Oct. 2 at noon. Contestants are welcome to attend a workshop Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. or Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Hinckley Center east conference room. Additionally, the Harold B. Lee Library Special Collections has relevant writings, manuscripts, and other materials for students to use as resources.