Enter to Win the Library Research Prize

The DePaul University Library is now accepting applications for the 2024 Library Research Prize.

2024 Library Research Prize logo with a computer, book, notepad and ribbon.In partnership with the First-Year Program Writing Showcase, the DePaul University Library offers its Library Research Prize to honor First-Year Program authors whose research essays best exemplify the application of library research skills. Submit your research essay, accompanied by your research statement, by April 10, 2024.

Current DePaul students may enter any researched essay written in a First-Year Program course taken between spring quarter 2023 and winter quarter 2024. Eligible classes include:

  • FYSW 102
  • WRD 102, 102x, 103, 103x, 104, and 104x
  • LSP 110, LSP 111, LSP 112, and LSP 120
  • HON 100, 110, 111, and 180

Library Research Prize entrants will also need to submit a ‘research statement’ — a  500-1000 word reflection detailing how they conducted their research and what they learned from the process.

A $150.00 prize will be awarded to up to three applicants whose essays and research statements best demonstrate the effective use of library information resources, the application of research skills, and evidence of decision-making, problem-solving, and critical thinking approaches to the research challenges they encountered. Winners will also be invited to display their work as a digital poster at the First-Year Program Writing Showcase on May 22, 2024.

To learn more, visit go.depaul.edu/libraryresearchprize. Good luck, writers. We can’t wait to read your winning submissions!

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