Each year the English Department presents the Inman Quill Awards, with prizes of $100 for the best essay in English 1101 and the best essay in English 1102 written in the previous calendar year. The awards are announced during April at the Awards Ceremony.
The Inman Quill Awards are open to any student essay written for a grade in a University of North Georgia English 1101 and English 1102 class during the previous Spring, Summer, or Fall.
Please note that only one essay per student may be submitted for each award. The essay must be proofread and free of instructor's comments and grade, and none of the copies should include the student's or instructor's name. The four copies and a cover letter must be submitted through campus mail, as detailed in the rules.
Inman Quill Awards Background
The Inman Quill Awards were founded by Dick Inman to honor his wife Peggy Inman, who was a Departmental Assistant on the Dahlonega campus. She fostered many English students and faculty members, as well as staff members across the campus. Dick believed strongly that education is a joint endeavor among students, staff, and faculty. He made the original donation to fund the prizes because he also valued excellent writing and believed it inherently important for a strong economy and country. Anyone interested in donating to the fund may do so through the University of North Georgia Foundation.