Writing Contest

One Book One Northwestern is awarding a $500 prize for the best essay of 1,000 words or less by an entering first-year or transfer student on the question of identity. How does King’s discussion of the identity of Native people make you think about your own identity? You can interpret that to mean the idiosyncratic things that make you unique or the identity categories commonly used in society that may define you – race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation immigration status, etc. Please submit your essay to onebook@northwestern.edu by midnight, September 10, Central Standard Time (CST). Include your name, school, email and title for your essay.

A faculty review committee, selected by One Book, will review each submission. The winner of the contest will be announced on October 14, 2015, at the One Book keynote with author Thomas King.

If you have any questions, please email onebook@northwestern.edu.

***Update - October 14, 2015: Winners have been selected! A huge thank you to all who submitted an essay; the committee had a great time reading them. 

Congratulations to our winner, Celestine Emberton!  

Congratulations also to our honorable mentions: Alex Jackson, Ashley Chai, and Bradley Fielding!