Frederic Davidson Competition

Established in 1948 in memory of Professor Frederic Davidson (UC ’90), the Frederic Davidson Competition offers one first prize of $1,000, one second prize of $500, and one third prize of $250 each year for essays dealing with English or French literature.

  1. This award is open to any student registered at UC or enrolled in a major or specialist program administered by the College or affiliated with the College.
  2. All entries shall automatically be entered into each of the other writing competitions at University College for which they are eligible.
  3. Entries shall be submitted under a pseudonym to University College by May 1. Please use the online entry form.
  4. The Awards Committee may limit the total number of writing awards going to a single student in any year.
  5. The name of the award winner will appear on the University College website.
  6. One hard copy of the prize-winning composition shall be permanently deposited with University College, but copyright shall remain with the author.