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Essay and Creative Expression Contest

Book Cover Image from What the Eyes Don't See featuring a picture of Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha in a lab coat. Each year, the Office of Undergraduate Studies and Messina sponsor a Common Text essay contest for the newest members of the Loyola community. The contest will also include a creative expression category.

The two first prize winners will each receive a check for $300. 3-4 students will also receive Honorable Mention prizes of $100. 

To be eligible, please submit an original essay or creative expression entry based on the prompts below to the Messina Office at messina@loyola.edu no later than midnight on August 10, 2023. We will recognize and celebrate the winners during Fall Welcome Weekend. Only one submission per person will be accepted.

The Essay and Creative Expression Prompts will be posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. 


If you have any questions about the essay or creative expression prompts and guidelines, please contact the Messina Office at 410-617-2190 or messina@loyola.edu


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