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Crimson Prints List of Prizes and Dates Applications are Due


The number of prizes open to undergraduates in Harvard College is so much larger than the average student thinks it to be that the CRIMSON has prepared a summary of these prizes for the sake of all men interested in competing for them.

The first part of this summary, including the most imminent of the prizes, is printed below. The remainder will appear in an early issue of the CRIMSON. The prizes are arranged in chronological order and alphabetically, according to those dates on which applications are due.

Manuscripts, unless it is directed otherwise, must be delivered, on the dates given under the terms of the competition for each prize, to Mr. G. W. Cram. Secretary of the Faculty, of Arts and Sciences, 10 University Hall, where they will be receipted for.

Selections Due Today

Lee Wade and Boylston Prizes for Elocution: Awarded on the first Wednesday in April at a competition open to Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores, of good standing in Harvard College. Competitors must submit their selections to Assistant Professor Packard for approval on or before the last Monday in February. Stipends: Lee Wade, $50: Boylston, $50, $35, $35.

Susan Anthony Potter Prize: One prize, of $100, is to be given for the best thesis by a student (graduate or undergraduate) on any subject in the field of Comparative Literature approved by the Chairman of the Department. The other prize, of $50, is to be given for the best essay by an undergraduate on a subject in the field of Comparative Literature concerning the Middle Ages or the Renaissance. Candidates should submit their subjects to Professor Kittredge early in the academic year. Theses or essays in competition must be submitted on or before the first day of April.

A prize of $75 is also offered for the best essay on a subject dealing with the Spanish literature of the Golden Age. The competition is open only to undergraduates. Manuscripts must be submitted on or before the first day of April. Further information may be obtained from Professor Whittem.

Due March '1

The Lloyd McKim Garrison Prize: For the best poem on any subject approved by a committee of the Department of English. The competition for this prize is open to all undergraduates, who must file the subject of their poem at Warren House 3 not later than March 1st. Manuscripts should be submitted not later than April 1. $125 and a silver medal.

Due March 15

The George B. Sohier Prize: "for the best thesis presented by a successful candidate for Honors in English or in Modern Literature." The competitors may be either undergraduates in Harvard College or in Radcliffe College. Stipend: $250.

Due April 1

Jeremy Belknap Prize: For the best French composition written by a first-year student in Harvard College or in the Engineering School. The competition is open to men who have passed the advanced French examination for admission or have done satisfactory work in a three years' course in French at school, provided they have not had exceptional opportunities for speaking French. Notice of intention to compete must be sent to Mr. G. W. Cram on or before the first day of April. Further information may be obtained from Professor Whittem, Stipend: $50.

The Helen Choate Bell Prize: Open to any student in the University or in Radcliffe College, and is awarded for merit in work in the field of American Literature. For this year it is offered for the best essay of from 5,000 to 10,000 words on a subject in American Literature, approved by Dr. Sprague in Warren House. Excellence in form as well as in substance will be required. Theses in college courses and chapters from theses submitted for the degree of Ph.D. may be accepted: but no essay submitted for any other prize in the same college year is eligible. Stipend: $300.

The Francis Boott Prize: For the composition in concerted vocal music. The competition for this prize is open to undergraduates and to members of any graduate school of the University. The composition shall be written in four voices (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass), for chorus, with or without solo voices, and with organ or piano accompaniment; and the time required for its performance must not exceed six minutes. The words shall be either English or Latin, religious or secular, original or selected. The prize composition will be performed in the College Chapel, with chorus and organ. Committee: Mr. Arthur Foote, Chairman; Mr. George A. Burdett, Mr. Frederick S. Converse, Stipend: $100.

The Bowdoin Prizes: Five prizes are open for competition, only to undergraduates who do not hold an academic degree or have not fulfilled the requirements therefore, and to others who are candidates for the degree of A.B. or S.B. in Harvard University. Each manuscript must be delivered to 17 University Hall. It should be submitted under an assumed name. The winners of the prizes will receive, in addition to the sum of money, bronze medals, and their names will be printed on the Commencement Programme.

The stipends of the five undergraduate Bowdoin Prizes have all been raised for the current year. The English Prizes have been raised to a First Prize of $500, a Second of $200 and a Third of $100. Furthermore, in the future none of these prizes may be divided. In the Classics, both prizes have been raised from $50 to $75.

For Dissertations in English: Essays, containing not more than 8,000 words, offered in competition for these prizes, may be on any subject approved by Dr. Maynadier as a proper subject for treatment in literary form. Theses that form part of the regular work in an elective course may be offered in competition, with the consent of the instructor in the course, or, subject to such consent, may be rewritten for the prize competition. Essays presented for other prizes, or for academic recognition elsewhere than in Harvard University, or already published, are not admissable. The literary quality as well as the substance of the essays will be taken into account in making the award.

For Translations into Greek and Latin CA. A prize of $75 for a translation into Attic Greek of the passage in Lowes Dickinson's The Greek View of Life. Chapter 1. paragraph 4. beginning. "But this relation to the world," through the words, "to have been in constitution." (B) A prize of $75 for a translation into Latin of a portion of the fifth chapter of E. E. Sikes's Roman Poetry, beginning with the words. "The rival creed of Epicurus," through the words, "physicist of Agrigentum."

All inquiries concerning the Bowdoin Prizes for dissertations in Greek and Latin should be addressed to the Chairman of the Department of the Classics, Professor C. N. Jackson.

The Ruskin Prize: For the best essay on the life, work, or interests of John Ruskin. The competition is open to all students in the University, Stipend: $50.

The Sales Prize: To the best scholar in Spanish "who shall have commenced the study of that language at Harvard College and whose scholarship shall be determined by his proficiency in Spanish composition." Notice of intention to compete for this prize must be sent to Mr. G. W. Cram Stipend: $60.

The John Osborne Sargent Prize for a Latin Translation: Awarded this year for the best metrical translation of the fifth ode of the third book of Rorace Stipend $100.

The Winthrop Sargent Prize For the best essay "relating to Shakspere or Shakspere's work." The competition is open to all students in the University. Essays must be in the hands of Professor Kittredge on or before April 1. Subjects for this competition should have been approved by Professor Kittredge before February 1. Stipend: $100.

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