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The Cornelian Prize, 1999–2000

The Cornelian Prize, established in 1999, was awarded each year for the best English prose composition of fewer than 400 words on a designated subject. The subject for 1999 was “The Storm” and the subject for 2000 was “Stars.” Competition for the Prize was open to all undergraduate members of the University. The value of the Prize was $200. All entries were submitted under a pseudonym, with the author’s true name attached in a sealed envelope marked with the pseudonym. The entries were judged by a committee of the Fellows of the College, and the Prize was presented at an annual College reception. The winning entry was printed and distributed throughout the University.


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