The Howe Center for Writing Excellence and the Office of Liberal Education are sponsoring a writing contest for first-year students this year. They are offering 14 prizes of $100 apiece for the best "I Believe" essays or audio/video statements. The deadline for prize eligibility is Midnight August 19th, 2010. You can submit a 350- to 500-word essay or an equivalent audio or video creation to the Miami University “I Believe” website. Please see this site for more information.
This contest is inspired by the Summer Reading Program's book choice This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women. We have a copy of this book on the 2nd floor of King Library (BD215 .T49 2008). We also have the original book of essays compiled by Edward R. Murrow available from SWORD by request.