Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Essay Contest:

2007-2008 Catherine Hoover Voorsanger Writing Prizes

The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture will award two prizes this spring for outstanding essays on American architecture, landscape, or urbanism written during the 2007-2008 academic year.

One prize will be awarded for an essay by a student in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. The other prize will be awarded for an essay by a student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Columbia University or alternatively by a Columbia or Barnard College senior. Each prize-winning essay carries an honorarium of $500. Winners will be announced in mid May.

Students should submit essays to the Buell Center, 400 Aver Hall, MC 0393, no later than Tuesday, May 12, 2008, by 5:00pm. Faxed or emailed papers will not be accepted. Papers must be clearly labeled "To be considered for the 2007-2008 Catherine Hoover Voorsanger Writing Prize." They must include the name of the course, semester, and faculty member under whose supervision the essay was written. They must also include the student's name, address, email address, and phone number. In the case of undergraduate students, only senior theses are eligible for consideration. Theses must be accompanied by a brief endorsement from the student's adviser.

Annual writing prizes have been awarded by the Buell Center since 1994-1995. They were renamed in 2002-2003 in memory of the art historian and decorative arts scholar Catherine Voorsanger (1950-2001). They are endowed by a gift from Voorsanger and Associates, Architects, and Beatrice Slater.

For more information, please consult the Buell Center website, www.arch.columbia.edu/buell.