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Awards

Individual Awards

Sigma Tau Delta has many awards for qualified student members and Faculty Sponsors. These awards are given annually in the areas of writing, performance, and service. Awards typically are announced at the annual convention.

Rectangle and Review Writing Awards

Awards are given to Society members who have submitted the best original works in poetry, critical essay, short story, and personal/informal essay to The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle or The Sigma Tau Delta Review. Winners are announced at the annual convention. The award categories are:

  • E. Nelson James Poetry Award ($500)
  • Eleanor B. North Poetry Award ($500)
  • Frederic Fadner Critical Essay Award ($500)
  • Herbert L. Hughes Short Story Award ($500)
  • Elizabeth Holtze Best Personal or Informal Essay Award ($500)

Past Winners

Leadership and Service Awards

  • Student Leadership Award ($250 and a plaque)
    Due April 9, 2018
    Introduced in 2008, this award recognizes student members for demonstrating outstanding service to Sigma Tau Delta at the chapter level.
  • Delta Award (plaque)
    Due April 9, 2018
    An especially prestigious honor, recipients are recognized for outstanding service at multiple levels of the Society.
    Past Recipients

Chapter Awards

Sigma Tau Delta has many awards for qualified chapters. These awards are given annually in the areas of writing, performance, and service. Awards typically are announced at the annual convention.

Application forms in PDF format may be downloaded from the links on this web page.

  • Elaine W. Hughes Outstanding Sponsor Award ($500 and a plaque)
    Due November 6, 2017
    An outstanding Chapter Sponsor is recognized for giving generously of his or her time, talents, and creativity to a local chapter.
  • Outstanding Literary Arts Journal Award (up to $500)
    Due November 6, 2017
    Literary Arts Journals coordinated and supervised by Sigma Tau Delta chapters (even if they receive funding from other sources) are eligible for the Sigma Tau Delta Outstanding Literary Arts Journal Award. Submissions will open on September 25.
  • Service Award (up to $500 to a designated agency and a plaque for the chapter)
    Due April 9, 2018
    Designed to honor chapters with exemplary community service projects, these awards also benefit the agencies served by those chapters.