Kampf Prize

Rules for Entry


  1. Deadline: 5:00pm on Monday, April 7th, 2014.
  2. Students can submit entries in different genres of academic writing as well as fiction and poetry. Submissions should provide thoughtful reflection using gender as a central category of analysis.
  3. Works should also have a high-quality argument or discernable artistic merit.
  4. This Prize is open only to MIT undergraduates. Cross-registered Harvard and Wellesley students are not eligible. Students who graduate at the end of the Fall Semester are eligible.
  5. Participants may submit multiple entries.
  6. Works originally written for classes are eligible, as are self- contained extracts from undergraduate theses. However, works that have been previously published or have been accepted for publication are not eligible.
  7. Co-authored entries are acceptable, if all authors are MIT undergraduates at the time of submission.
  8. The Prize Announcement will be made during the first week of May.


  1. Entries must be submitted with a cover sheet.
  2. The student's name must NOT appear on any page other than the cover page.
  3. No member of the faculty can be thanked or named except as a citation in the work.
  4. Works can be fiction or non-fiction and may be of any length.

Administrative Comments

  1. Copyright remains with the author at all times.
  2. Questions concerning the requirements for entries should be directed to wgs@mit.edu (x3-8844).
  3. The program reserves the right not to award the prize when the submissions do not adequately fulfill the criteria.