Loyola University Chicago

Asian Studies

Essay Contest

2014-2015 Asian Studies Essay ContestThe ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM’s Essay Contest provides undergraduate students the opportunity to gain recognition for excellence. Students whose entries are judged to merit awards by the Asian Studies Program faculty will be eligible for cash prizes.


  • Any undergraduate student at Loyola University Chicago is eligible to enter the contest.
  • The entry should deal with an Asia-related theme or topic. Any essay written during Spring 2016 through Spring 2017 is eligible for entry. Only one essay per person may be submitted. We will not accept essays submitted for the previous years’ contest.
  • Entries must be typed on standard (8-1/2" x 11") paper, double-spaced, with numbered pages. The maximum length of the essay should not exceed twenty-five pages.
  • A hard or an electronic copy (MS Word document) of the essay must be submitted to Dr. John Pincince.* Please do NOT staple your essay—use a paper clip ONLY. The title, author's name, course information (include course #, instructor, and semester) and permanent address, should appear on the title page.
  • Entries must also include notes and a bibliography of sources used. For correct footnote and bibliography form, see Chicago Manual of Style or Mary Rampolla, Pocket Guide to Writing in History.
  • Entries will be judged on the basis of content and style. To qualify for an award, the entry must be accurate in grammar and spelling and must be clear in its organization and presentation.
  • Deadline for submission is May 1, 2017, to the Asian Studies Program at the Lake Shore Campus (Crown Center 527). Winning papers will be announced during the finals week.

*Turn in the hard copy to Dr. John Pincince at Crown Center Room 527 or email an electronic copy (MS Word document ONLY) to: jpincince@luc.edu.

For further information, please contact Prof. John Pincince, Asian Studies Program Director, at Crown Center 527, or by e-mail: jpincince@luc.edu.

Good Luck!