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Regents' Common Reader Awards

The Regents' Common Reader Awards provide an opportunity for individual chapters to organize and host a local event or activity based on the common reader. Chapter members do not need to attend the convention to apply. Contact your Regent and you may receive $100 for your event or activity.

Refer to region listings for your Regent's contact information.

Application Guidelines

Organize and host a local event or activity based on this text and apply for award money after your event. Submit to your Regent via email the Regents Fund Request form as well as the following materials in a single PDF:

  • A cover letter, signed by the Chapter Advisor (or sent from the Advisor's email address), confirming that the activity or event took place
  • A narrative, not to exceed 500 words, describing the activity or event
  • A list of all participating persons or groups
  • Pertinent supplemental materials (event program, flyers, website, social media posts, campus news story, etc.)

The Regents' Common Reader Award is open to all chapters of Sigma Tau Delta. It is completely separate from the international convention submissions. The Regents hope that this award will be a way for chapters in each region to share a convention-related experience even if they are not able to travel to the convention. We hope it will encourage relative, text-based activities and events. And, lastly, we hope it will give space to reflect on the power of language both in our own lives and in the lives of others.