Twelfth-Annual Wonderland Award Reception

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
When: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: DML 240 - Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall

    Twelfth-Annual Wonderland Award

    • WHAT: Explore, explain, analyze, and interpret the works of Lewis Carroll
    • WHO: All graduate and undergraduate students in all fields of study, currently enrolled in accredited California colleges and universities are eligible to participate
    • AWARD: First prize is $3,000; Second prize is $1,500
    • WHEN: Deadline for entries is Friday, April 1, 2016; winners will be announced at an award reception in Doheny Library

    About the Award

    The Wonderland Award is an annual multidisciplinary competition that encourages new scholarship and creative work related to Lewis Carroll (1832—1898) and supported by the Cassady Lewis Carroll collection at USC Libraries Special Collections. The award was established in 2004 with the sponsorship of Linda Cassady, and the first award was given in the spring of 2005. Speaking at that event was Vanessa St. Clair, the great-granddaughter of Alice Liddell Heargraves, Carroll's real life muse for his classic tale Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. There are now over 400 student submissions in the Wonderland Award Archive, and the success of the program prompted USC to open the competition to students from other Southern California colleges and universities.

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