The eighth USC Libraries Wonderland Award – the annual multidisciplinary competition that encourages new scholarship and creative work related to Lewis Carroll, the English logician, mathematician and nonsense poet – is accepting submissions from USC students and participating institutions throughout Southern California.
Carroll wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the sequel Through the Looking Glass.
The format for Wonderland Award entries is limited only by the imagination. A broad range of submissions, including animation, digital compositions, film, music, performance pieces, poems, scholarly essays, video games and visual artworks, will be accepted.
The contest encourages the use of the USC Libraries G. Edward Cassady, M.D., and Margaret Elizabeth Cassady, R.N., Lewis Carroll Collection. Students from other institutions should describe how they used their libraries’ collections in developing their submissions.
The deadline for submissions is April 2. To get started, visit usc.edu/libraries/wonderland. First- and second-prize winnings are $2,500 and $1,500, respectively. Winners will be announced at a reception in Doheny Memorial Library’s Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall on April 19.
Previous winners include students majoring in biomedical engineering, critical studies, English, journalism, music and theatrical design.
The Wonderland Award is sponsored by its founder, Linda Cassady.
For more information, contact Tyson Gaskill at email@example.com or (213) 740-2070.