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Snite Museum of Art

Each academic year, the Snite Museum of Art, in conjunction with the University Writing Program and the First Year of Studies, celebrates the best essay by a first-year student on a topic related to a work of art in the museum’s collection. First, second, and third place winners receive $150, $125, and $100 cash awards, respectively, and have their essays published in Fresh Writing. Click here for more information about the Snite essay contest.