A mentor is the person who most influenced you in your study. Most students name the person who taught them to appreciate literature, helped them develop their writing skills, or introduced them to Jane Austen. You do not need to name a mentor to enter the contest.
During the academic year in which the contest is held, you must be a student to participate but not a full-time student. The requirements for each division are:
Yes, but essays must be written in English.
No, you do not have to be a JASNA member to enter the contest.
The names of the winners will be posted on the website in August. Winners will be contacted before their names are posted on the website.
Winners will be asked how they prefer to receive their awards. Bank fees for checks or wire deposits are the responsibility of the winner.