Awards & Honors


University Writing Awards


We invite UW-Whitewater faculty and instructional academic staff to nominate students for the University-wide awards for outstanding undergraduate student writing. Papers, essays, or written assignments completed by undergraduate students to meet a course requirement will be accepted. Instructors may nominate up to two papers per class section.




Expository Essays

short analytical or persuasive papers

Research Papers

quantitative or qualitative research papers, literature reviews

Creative Writing

fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, multi-genre pieces

Journalistic Writing

newspaper articles, television or radio copy, investigative reporting, editorials

Essay Exams

in-class or take-home exams

Scientific or Technical Writing

field reports, lab reports, manuals

Professional Writing

case studies, lesson plans, business plans, grant proposals, resume or vita cover letters

Reviews or Personal Response Papers

book, theatre or art exhibit reviews

Marketing Communications

ads, press releases, direct-marketing pieces

Freshman Writing

any writing listed above and written by a freshman


includes multiple author projects


For each nomination, the instructor is to submit a completed award nomination form and the student’s assignment (Word format*) to The due date is March 10, 2015. *Ads and direct-marketing pieces may be PDF.

Questions? Contact Dr. Elizabeth Hachten, Chair of the University Writing Awards Committee,

(262) 472-1713 or