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The Founding College of the University of Toronto

Lorne Tepperman Prize in Public Writing

Established in 2019, the Lorne Tepperman Prize in Public Writing offers an annual prize of $1,000 for an outstanding paper on a topic of social significance in Canada aimed at a general audience.

Conditions Governing the Tepperman Prize:

  1. This award is open to students enrolled in University College or to students from other colleges who are enrolled in University College-sponsored or affiliated courses or programs.
  2. Entries must not exceed 1,000 words.
  3. Entries must have received a grade of at least 85%.
  4. Students registered at UC must submit work in a U of T course. Non-UC students enrolled in a College program course or a course in an affiliated centre may submit work only from a program course or affiliated centre.
  5. Course instructors may nominate students with the student's consent.
  6. The Writing Awards Committee may, if appropriate, choose to move an entry to a different category.
  7. Winning entries and those of runners up will appear on the UC website.
  8. Entries shall be submitted online by May 15.