The Isabelle de Courtivron Prize seeks student writing submissions on immigrant, diaspora, bicultural, bilingual, and/or mixed-race experiences

Open to all MIT undergraduate students. Entries will be judged by a panel of faculty and professional writers.

* First prize $400. Second prize $100.
* Winning submissions featured on the Global Languages website


More information:

Submissions due March 3, 2021 (by 11:59pm). Winning entires announced in April.

About the prize

The Isabelle de Courtivron Prize was established to reward high-quality undergraduate writing (creative or expository) and to honor distinguished Professor Emerita Isabelle de Courtivron. De Courtivron, a professor in MIT Foreign Languages and Literatures (now Global Studies and Languages). The Prize was established on the occasion of her retirement in 2010 and is awarded on an annual basis.