ILS Undergraduate Essay Competition

Essay Question

“Should a liberal arts curriculum include lessons on patriotism?”

First place: $2,500

Second place: $1,500

Third place: $1,000

The winners will be invited to the ILS Banquet on April 16, 2020.

Length: ~ 1000 words

Only essays from UW-Madison undergraduate students will be accepted. The deadline for submission is March 20, 2020. Submit your essays through the form below.

Integrated Liberal Studes Undergraduate Essay Competition 2020

ILS Undergraduate Essay Competition
  • Please use your email address.
  • Upload your essay. Remember, it should be about 1000 words long. Please upload only Word documents or PDFs.


“How might we maintain civility on our campus without restricting free speech?”
Length: ~ 1000 words

First place:
1st Place Erin McGinnis

Second place:
2nd Place Joseph McInerney

Third place:
3rd Place Benjamin Rolsma