JASNA Essay Contest

May 20th
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.


Essay Contest Topic changes every year, be sure to check the current topic.

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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

Check out other essay contests for which you may be eligible.