Stanford and Ms. Magazine Essay Contest

26 August 2011

Join the conversation on the future of feminism in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Ms. magazine.  Stanford University and Ms. magazine invite you to enter an essay contest.

  • Check out 40 iconic Ms. covers from four decades of feminist reporting.
  • Write a 150-word essay that reflects on how it captured an era or moment, or how it may have shaped your own life.
  • Ten $100 cash prizes will be awarded for the best short essays. Entries will be judged on originality, vision, awareness of feminist issues and quality of expression.
  • Winning essays will be displayed alongside the Ms. covers on the Stanford campus in January 2012.

The essay contest is open to everyone.  Contest runs from August 1–October 15, 2011.  Click here to learn more (

Save the date – January 26, 2012 – for the anniversary symposium at Stanford featuring Gloria Steinem.  Click here to visit the event page (

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