Essay Competition

This Essay Competition has been closed! 

The Rhetoric Undergraduate Journal is pleased to announce our inaugural Essay Competition. Open to undergraduate students of all departments, this competition aims to advance the principles of the RUJ: critical inquiry, unique discourse, and detailed attention to persuasive writing.


Format: Each submitted essay should be emailed to with subject line reading “Essay Competition.” Please send as a PDF or Word file; 12 point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, and paginated pages are required.



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