To foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen, JASNA conducts an annual student Essay Contest, with support generously provided by the Sonia Raiziss Giop Charitable Foundation. Students interested in the life and works of Jane Austen are encouraged to enter.
The Essay Contest is open to students world-wide at the high school, college/university, and post-graduate levels of study.
The topic for the 2009 Essay Contest:
Siblings abound in Jane Austen’s novels. Some siblings act as foils to each other; others are in competition; still others are mutually supportive and encouraging.
Examine the importance of siblings in one or two Austen novels. Discuss how they function in the novel and how they embody larger themes. You may focus on one sibling relationship or you may compare relationships, either within a novel or between two novels.
The Submissions page includes important rules about format and submission of essays and a link to the official Essay Contest entry form.
Entries must be e-mailed or postmarked by May 1, 2009
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