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The Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest
Sponsored by the Department of Classics at Monmouth College

Topic: One or More Figures from Classical History, Literature, or Mythology as the Next President of the United States, or Running for the Office

Deadline: March 15, 2025, emailed to

Contest Parameters and Judging: This contest is open to any student enrolled full-time in high school anywhere in the world during the current school year. An award of $250 will be given to the author of the best entry, which may take the form of a short story, essay, play, poem, or original literary work of any other sort.

Entries will be judged on accuracy to ancient sources (as relevant to this project), appropriate use of those sources, originality, quality of material, thematic development, English style, and effectiveness of presentation.

For the full application guidelines, please see the 2025 Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest Flyer.
Visit or email Prof. Robert Holschuh Simmons at for more information.

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