Undergraduate Programs

Leone McGregor Writing Competition

$10,000 Cash Prize

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to announce the competition for the Leone McGregor Prize. This is a one-time award supported by an anonymous donation and is designed to go to the best original play, screen play, television drama or story to celebrate the life of Dr. Leone McGregor (1900-1977), the only woman from the School of Medicine's first graduating class in 1925 at the University of Alberta. Leone McGregor continued her medical training at the University of Minnesota, Harvard Medical School and in Hamburg, Germany, before marrying and settling in Sweden, where she eventually had her own practice. Leone traveled extensively with her Swedish industrialist husband, socializing with European leaders, kings and business people until World War II broke out. Since Leone knew many of the most influential people, her life story offers many fascinating windows into that crucial time. Her life has been documented in the recently published Gold Medalist: The Annotated Autobiography of Leone McGregor Hellstedt, MD, MSc, Med.lic., DSc.

Award Description:
The award will go to the best play, screen play, television drama or short story focusing on one of the dramatic events in Dr. Leone McGregor's life.
Inspiration and ideas for submissions might be taken from the book noted above. A complimentary copy of this book is available on request at the Faculty Office to any students wishing to submit an entry.  Please email Nancie Hodgson (nancie@ualberta.ca) in the Faculty Office to make arrangements to pick up your copy.

Eligibility: There will be 2 competitions run concurrently for 2015.

The 1st is for Full-time Undergraduate Students:
This competition is open to all full-time undergraduate students at the University of Alberta, including students registered at Campus St. Jean and Augustana.

The 2nd is an Open Category:
This competition is open to all other students registered at the University of Alberta, including students registered at Campus St. Jean and Augustana Campus.  This includes part-time undergraduate students, as well as graduate students, after degree students, open studies students, and visiting/exchange students.  

Audit only students and special students are not eligible for this competition under either category.

Full-time students are defined as those students completing at least 9 credits of course weight (9*) in the Winter Term of the competition year, or that you were registered in a work experience program during the competition term.

Part-time students are defined as those students completing at least 3 credits of course weight (3*), but less than 9 credits (9*) in the Winter Term of the competition year, or that you were registered in a work experience program during the competition term.

Prize: $10,000 for each of the 2 competitions.

Submissions:
Your composition must be a minimum of 5,000 words and a maximum of 15,000 words, as outlined in the formatting rules.
It is expected that the submissions should fall into one of the categories above.
Your entry will include your composition and a completed and signed application form.

Submissions should be made electronically (in Word and/or PDF format only) and addressed to:
Nancie Hodgson (nancie@ualberta.ca), Faculty Office, Faculty of Arts.

Please note that hard copy submissions or electronic  submissions in .JPEG format will NOT be accepted.

Deadline for Application: 3:00 pm, Monday, June 15, 2015

Adjudication Committee: The award committee is chaired by the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Arts, and will consist of members primarily from Arts.

For questions regarding eligibility, formatting, and submission requirements, please see the below documents. If you have additional questions that are not answered here, please contact Nancie Hodgson (nancie@ualberta.ca) in the Faculty of Arts.

Advertising Poster

Formatting Rules - Applicable to both competition categories

Application Form 

FAQs - Undergraduate students

FAQs - Open Competition

Characters interesting and famous among Leone's acquaintances

How Long to Write A Drama