The USC Libraries are accepting Wonderland Award submissions through April 1, 2021. The annual award encourages new creative work and scholarship related to the work of Lewis Carroll—the pen name of English mathematician, polymath, and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland author Charles Dodgson—and promotes the use of the USC Libraries' G. Edward Cassady, M.D., and Margaret Elizabeth Cassady, R.N., Lewis Carroll Collection. Winners will be announced at a Wonderland Award ceremony on April 21, 2021.
Students enrolled in accredited California colleges and universities are eligible to enter. First prize is $3,000, and second prize is $1,500. All submissions become part of the Wonderland Award archive in the USC Libraries' Special Collections.
Accessing the physical collections is challenging this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so entrants are encouraged to make use of digital materials (a small sample of the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection is available through the USC Digital Library) and whatever Carrollian inspiration they can find in the world.
Full rules, guidelines, and judging criteria are available at the Wonderland Award homepage.