Friends of the Library

Announcing the 2016 Jonathan Orr Essay Contest

2016 Orr Contest

Are you an undergraduate at Eastern? Then take this opportunity to enter Friends of the Library’s annual Jonathan Orr Essay Contest and a shot at winning some money! This year’s question is: 

The poet William Wordsworth said, “The child is father of the man,” meaning our early experiences shape our mature lives and thoughts. Children’s books or even adult books which we encountered in childhood, alter our imaginations, thinking, and worldview. Describe and expand on the meaning of such an experience and its effect on your life as a student. 



The essay guidelines are:

  1. We will be looking for well-crafted, grammatically correct essays with proper spelling.
  2. Essay length must be at least 400 words and must not exceed 700 words.
  3. Essays must be the original work of the applicant. Plagiarism in any form will result in disqualification. Please cite any and all resources.

Please electronically submit your essay to Andrea Reed at
Include your name, year, major and contact information.
Entries will be judged by a panel from Friends of the Library.

DEADLINE: MARCH 13th, 2016

Winners will be notified by March 30th (via email) and will be invited to the Friends’ Annual Dinner on April 8th where the prizes will be awarded and the winning essays read.

Good luck!

Orr Essay Contest Form 2016

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