The Geballe Prize for Writing
The Geballe Prize was established to encourage Stanford University faculty and students to utilize the Cantor Arts Center as a resource for intellectual discovery by honoring outstanding examples of writing related to the Center, its collections, exhibitions, or programs. Submissions may be analytical, argumentative, or creative prose or poetry written by first and second year undergraduate students independently or as part of coursework in any discipline. Winners receive a $500 cash award and are recognized at a special program at the Center. In addition, winning submissions are considered for publication in the biennial Cantor Arts Center Journal.
Essay: Maya Krishnan, "The Artist, the Outlaw, and the Institutionalization of Rebellion" written for History 132a: The Enlightenment and the Arts
Creative Prose: Helen Anderson, "Figure Ate" inspired by Richard Serra's Sequence
Kevin Chow, "China in Flux: Changing Images in Chinese Landscape Painting" written for the Program in Writing and Rhetoric: Speaking About Art/Narrating the Cantor's Collections
Lee Axelrod,"The Influence of Location: How California Affected the Bay Area Figurative Artists" written for the Program in Writing and Rhetoric: Speaking about Art
Miles Osgood, “Of the Devil’s Party? Thomas Stothard and the Nascent Romantic Satan” written for History 132a: The Enlightenment and the Arts
This paper was published in the Cantor Arts Center Journal, vol. 6.2008
Cynthia He, "Metamorphosis in Progress: Reflections on My Relationship with the Cantor Arts Center" written for Psychiatry 76Q: Temperament and Creativity in Mood Disorders
prize not awarded
Alex Blackstock, "Seeing Red: The Bolshevik Poster Propaganda Campaign and the Psychology of Social Cohesion" written for the Program in Writing and Rhetoric: Speaking with Things: The Rhetoric of Display
Winnie Chen, “The Printing Process as Political Critique“ written for the Introduction to Humanities course: Epic Journeys, Modern Quests
• The Geballe Prize for Writing: Creative Prose
• The Geballe Prize for Writing: Poetry
• The Geballe Prize for Writing: Essay
- All first- and second-year Stanford University undergraduate students who write research or expository papers, creative prose, or poetry that relates in some way to the Cantor Arts Center, its collections, exhibitions, or programs, are eligible.
- Entries should be meticulously revised, edited, and free of any errors in format, documentation, usage, or mechanics. Entries should be ready for publication.
- Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers for strong and expressive style, complex thought, cogent language, and active engagement with art or related activities at the Cantor Arts Center.
- Each winner will receive a $500 cash award.
- Finalists for the 2013 prize will be invited to present and discus their work to the public at the Cantor Arts Center on the evening of Thursday, April 25. Winnders will be notified in May and will receive a $500 cash award at a celebratory luncheon.
- In addition, winning submissions are considered for publication in the biennial Cantor Arts Center Journal.
- The prize is supported by the Geballe Fund for Academic Initiatives in the Cantor Arts Center.
- A completed entry form should accompany each submission.
- Stanford faculty members are encouraged to nominate students’ written pieces for any of the three Geballe Prizes.
Deadline: 5 pm of the first Friday in April of each year (for papers written during the previous three academic quarters: the previous spring, fall, and closing winter quarter). Entries for 2013 are due Friday, April 5.
Questions? Contact Patience Young at 650-725-6788 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Send entries to:
Patience Young, Curator for Education
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305-5060