JASNA 2016 Essay Contest

May 15, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$1,000 plus other benefits
High school and college students

The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) Essay Contest celebrates the life and work of the author. Students at the high school, college and even graduate level are encouraged to enter. This essay contest is open to students worldwide.


2016 Essay Contest

Essay Contest Topic: In keeping with the theme of our annual meeting, Emma at 200: “No One But Herself,” JASNA is looking for essays that address the following:

Education is a running theme in Emma. For instance, there are teacher/pupil relationships, a school, and former and aspiring governesses.  Discuss how this emphasis shapes the plot, develops characters or reflects the views of the period.

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  • Students must be enrolled full-time or part-time in coursework during one or more semesters/quarters of the contest year.
  • Home-schooled students at the high school level are also eligible.
  • Open to students worldwide
  • You do not need to be a member of JASNA

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