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2019 Essay Contest

June 3

Express your love of Jane Austen and your writing skills by participating in the 2019 Essay Contest.

JASNA conducts an annual student Essay Contest to foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen’s work. Several hundred students compete for scholarship awards each year.

Complete details in addition to
   submission guidelines
        past contest winning essays
             answers to FAQ
can be found at
Essay Contest Web Page

For educators a printable poster is available at
Printable Poster

Information about The Jane Austen Society of North America is available at

Winners in each category are invited to the next annual meeting in Williamsburg Virginia.
Conference details

Essay Contest Awards

JASNA awards scholarships to winners in each of the three divisions:

First Place:  $1,000 scholarship and free registration and two nights’ lodging for JASNA’s upcoming Annual General Meeting (Transportation to the conference is not provided.)

Second Place:  $500 scholarship

Third Place:  $250 scholarship

Winners and their mentors each receive a one-year JASNA membership. In addition, each winner receives a set of Norton Critical Editions of Jane Austen’s novels. The winning essays are published on the JASNA website.


June 3
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Jane Austen Society of North America