JASNA conducts an annual student Essay Contest to foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen’s works in new generations of readers.

Students world-wide are invited to compete for scholarship awards in three divisions: 

High School:  students and home-schooled students enrolled at the high school level during the contest year
College/University:  students enrolled in at least six credit hours of course work at a junior college, college, or university during the contest year
Graduate School:  students enrolled during the contest year in at least three credit hours of graduate course work at a college or university leading to an advanced degree 

The 2021 Essay Contest topic is “Jane Austen in the Arts.” It encompasses a wide variety of the arts, including fine arts, performance arts, decorative arts, and crafts.

First-, second-,and third-place prizes will be awarded in each category.


•Cash scholarships ranging from $250 to$1,000.

•One year of free membership in JASNA.

•Publication of the winning essays on the JASNA website.

•First place winners receive free registration and two nights’ lodging for our2021 Annual General Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October 15 to17, 2021.

Entry Deadline: Tuesday,June 1, 2021.

Details/How to Enter: It is essential that you visit the Essay Contest Page at http://www.jasna.org/programs/essay-contest/ for rules and eligibility.

  Complete Details 2021 contest poster/flyer

JASNA Annual Student Essay Contest for Students World Wide
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