Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Awards and Essay Contests

Every year, the History Department holds a series of essay contests, giving undergraduate students the opportunity to show off their writing and research skills, and of course, win some prizes!  Currently, we have three awards and essay contests available for undergraduates:

Undergraduate Essay Contest

History Blogging and Vlogging Contest (on hiatus for 2023-24 Academic Year)

Paul S. Lietz Award for Outstanding Historical Scholarship

For 2023-24 Academic Year, the deadline for submissions for the Essay Contest is Tuesday, April 2, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

Please click the above links for more information about each contest.  If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to contact any member of the faculty of the Department of History, or David Hays at dhays1@luc.edu.