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Art History Prizes

  • Date: April 21, 2017


The Art History Department is proud to award three student prizes each year.

 Submission Guidelines 

·       Deadline for submissions: 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017

·       Submit essay and any required statements to Teddy Kaul at

Warfield Family Art History Essay Prize  

The art history essay prize goes to the paper that best demonstrates high standards of writing, research, creativity, and argumentation. Any paper written for an art history class between Fall 2016-Spring 2017 is eligible.  Length between eight and 15 pages.  Non-majors may apply.  Submit essay along with your name, year, major(s), and contact information.

Joseph Ruzicka and Susan Fancher Art History Leadership Award

The Art History Leadership prize is awarded to the graduating senior major who has shown the greatest commitment to the art history department through creating community, promoting our programs, and demonstrating good citizenship as well as innovative thinking and potential for future scholarly excellence.

To apply to this award, please submit a letter of support from the art history academic advisor; a letter from your faculty advisor; a resume; and a two-part statement about 1) your understanding of the value of art history in an undergraduate education as well as 2) how you in particular have contributed to the field of art history (or visual or material culture) and to the UW art history department.

Art History Senior Honors Thesis Prize 

The Senior Honors Thesis Prize is awarded to Art History majors whose senior thesis project demonstrates extensive research, original argument, and creative thinking.  Advisors nominate candidates to apply.  To be eligible, students must be Art History majors enrolled in at least three (3) credits of Honors Thesis Directed Study (AH681/AH682) with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. In order to apply, please submit your essay with a letter of recommendation from your senior thesis advisor by the 21 April deadline.   

Review of applications and grant selection will be conducted by the Art History Department Curriculum Committee.