UPDATE: Essay competitions now open!

This past November, ACETA announced the competition for the 2018 William J. Calvert Award for an outstanding scholarly or theoretical essay and for the 2018 James Woodall Award for an outstanding pedagogical essay. 

We are excited to let you know that the competition is now open for college English teachers and graduate students. For undergraduates, competition for the Mary Evelyn McMillan Undergraduate Writing Award is also open.

Winners of these awards will receive $150 each and will be asked to read condensed versions of their essays at the 2018 ACETA conference February 23–24 at Troy University in Troy, Alabama.

Please see the attachments for more detailed information on entering the Calvert, Woodall, or McMillan competition. Entries should be submitted, preferably by e-mail, to to Anissa Graham at amgraham@una.edu. The due date for submissions has been extended to Monday, January 15, 2018.

Calvert and Woodall Awards: Call for papers

McMillan Undergraduate Writing Award: Call for Entries