Essay Contest

This week’s prompt: What would you give Scott Walker if he came to your door trick-or-treating?

Submission Requirements

  • No more than 500 words.
  • No profanity or obscenity (mostly).
  • The deadline for submission each week is Saturday at 12:00 p.m.
  • Open to all students, graduate and undergraduate.
  • Email submissions to

About the Contest
Looking for opportunities to write outside the classroom? Want to say something provocative? Have some really strange ideas that nobody else will publish?

We might have just the thing for you.

This fall, The Review is introducing weekly essay contests, designed to push conversation and creativity in new directions. This isn’t a place for predictable political grumbling or sappy columns. We don’t care if you’ve been “published” in the Odyssey, and you can spare us the stale Black Sheep humor. This is a place for your writing and ideas to come alive. To prove to the campus community why you, more than your peers, deserve to be heard.

Essays will be reviewed by The Review’s editorial board and evaluated on the basis of ingenuity of thought and quality of writing. The winning essay will be published in the week’s print edition and online.