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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.

View the 2020 prize-winning paper

Liam Keating - What Can Be Done

View the 2020 runner-up

Alex Erickson - Get Paid for Data?

Conditions Governing the Tepperman Prize:

  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. Preference will be given to students who have used the services of the UC Writing Centre in the past.
  2. Entries must not exceed 1,000 words.
  3. Course instructors may nominate students with the students' consent.
  4. The name of the award winner and runners up will appear on the University College website.
  5. Winning entries and those of runners up will appear on the UC website.
  6. One hard copy of the prize-winning composition shall be permanently deposited with University College, but copyright shall remain with the author. A copy may be given to the donor with the author’s permission.