Howe Business Writing Award and BUS 102 Writing Award

To recognize excellence in business writing, the Howe Writing Initiative sponsors two writing awards.

  • The Howe Business Writing Award open to work completed in any FSB class except for BUS 102. Prizes awarded: 1st Place $600, 2nd Place $300, 3rd Place $100
  • The BUS 102 Writing Award open to work completed in BUS 102. Prizes awarded 1st Place $250, 2nd Place $100, 3rd Place $50

Students may submit multiple entries, and entries are open to teams (provided all members of the team wish to submit their work—prize money will be split).

Writing to be submitted may include reports, proposals, slide decks, memos, essays, etc.

Writing must have been done for an FSB course (in fall, winter, spring, or summer term), but there is no semester time-limit, so projects written in any year may be submitted.

Entries will be considered for showcasing and publishing on the HWI web site. If your submission is selected for the business writing showcase, you will be contacted to give permission (which you may decline if you wish).

To submit, please email your entry to as an attachment. Include information on the following in the body of your email:

  • Course for which project was written
  • Semester and year of course
  • Instructor
  • Description of writing context (e.g., consultancy report to X business)

Submissions must be received by Monday, April 2, 2018