Jane Austen Society Essay Contest


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  • Introduction: JASNA (Jane Austen Society of North America) conducts an annual student Essay Contest to foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen’s works in new generations of readers.
  • Contest Topic: The 2021 Essay Contest topic is tied to the theme of our upcoming Annual General Meeting: “Sense and Sensibility.” “Family relations loom large in this book, and Austen has more than one story to tell, with four sets of siblings and notable mothers. Essays can focus on relations between siblings or pairs of siblings, between mothers and their offspring, or perhaps on characteristics (apart from sense and sensibility) embodied by a related or unrelated pair.”
  • Prizes: First place receives $1,000 scholarship + free registration and two nights’ lodging for JASNA’s Annual General Meeting. Second place receives $500 scholarship. Third place receives $250 scholarship.
  • Competition Website: Jane Austen Society website for more information about the competition. Register here for Aralia’s writing competition preparation program.

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