The Boothe Prize

About the Boothe Prize

The Boothe Prize recognizes and rewards outstanding expository and argumentative writing by first-year students in the Writing and Rhetoric and Thinking Matters Programs. One first-place and one honorable mention prize are awarded to outstanding essays from each academic quarter at an annual award ceremony in May.

Each first place winner receives a certificate, a copy of The Collected Poems and Prose of Robert Frost and $350. Each honorable mention winner receives a certificate, a copy of The Collected Poems and Prose of Robert Frostand $200. The winning essays are published annually in Boothe Prize Essays: Excellence in Writing at Stanford and are available online through this website.

The Boothe Prizes have been made possible by the generosity of the late D. Power Boothe, Jr. and his wife Catie. Mr. Boothe was a graduate of the Stanford class of '31.

Boothe Prize essays for 2020-2021

The 2020-2021 year's Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.

PWR Winners for 2020-2021

See past years' Boothe PWR Winners

See also Thinking Matters Boothe Prize page