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Paul Engle Glory of the Senses High School Essay Contest Deadline to Submit

June 2, 2023

To continue Paul Engle’s tradition of inspiring writers and celebrating the rich culture of Iowa, the City of Literature organization annually solicits essays from Iowa high school sophomore about an “Iowa experience,” drawing on a specific memory to capture the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches of the day. The author of the essay judged by reviewers to be the best receives one year of free tuition to the University of Iowa. A select number of runners up receive a $500 scholarship from the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature.

The contest is based on Engle’s writings, particularly his memoir, A Lucky American Childhood.

The deadline for submissions for the 2023 contest is June 2. To view details about this year’s contest and how to submit, click here.


June 2, 2023
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City of Literature
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