The Helen Choate Bell Prize of $275 will be awarded this year for the best essay of from five to ten thousand words on a subject in American Literature approved by Dean Briggs.
This prize, which was founded by friends of Mrs. Helen Choate Bell to commemorate her connection with American Literature is open to any student in the University or in Radcliffe College.
Essays may be left at Dean Briggs' office, 10 University Hall, any time before May 1, 1921. They should be signed with an assumed name and accompanied by a sealed envelope containing the name and address of the author. Theses in College courses and chapters from theses submitted for the degree of Ph.D. may be accepted, but any essays submitted for any other prize in the same College year are ineligible. Excellence in form as well as in substance will be required.
The department of English is Instructed to withhold the prize unless it is clearly merited.