Just Mercy Essay 2021 Contest

Friday, March 5, 2021
5:00 PM

On behalf of the Book-in-Common committee and the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence, we are pleased to announce the Book-in-Common 2021 Essay Contest.

The contest is open to current students (undergraduate and graduate), staff, and faculty.

TWU’s campus theme for Just Mercy is, A Call to Action: Seeking Social Justice by Becoming Change Agents in Our Communities.

The essay contest prompt is as follows: With the campus theme in mind, what calls you to act? How are you an agent of change in your community and/or the world?

Essays should not exceed 1,000 words.

Essays must be submitted by Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.

Use the links below to submit your completed essays. Essayist are not permitted to edit their work after submission.

  • Staff: https://forms.gle/xSq4CVBjbf4bnosn7
  • Faculty: https://forms.gle/N4Caz7aecBqC7zPg6
  • Undergraduate Student:  https://forms.gle/tT7qgdRsgA6AvvfN7
  • Graduate Student: https://forms.gle/gfKpmTkToWeDJoxV7

Winners will be notified via email no later than Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

First and second place prizes will be awarded in each category.

Winners will receive the following:

  1. TWU Bookstore gift certificate ($100 for first place & $50 for second place).
  2. PCSE Swag bag including a copy of Just Mercy.
  3. Winners will be invited to discuss their Call to Action essays on PCSE’s podcast, Answering the Call: Exploring Scholar-Activism at TWU and Beyond.
    1. Student winners will be interviewed Tuesday, April 6, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.
    2. Faculty and Staff winners will be interviewed Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.
    3. Listen to a previous episode of the podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/show/6vYtWlQAiAyAxmIT4CBWHy?si=i_xdcLH4Rv6ucdpn5WUxIg 

To learn more about the Book-in-Common program, please visit the BIC website: https://twu.edu/pioneer-center/book-in-common/

Event Type
TWU Students, Faculty & Staff only
Contact Name
Theresa Lindsay
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