Wegner Award for Critical Writing in the Arts

The Wegner Award for Critical Writing in the Arts honors Dr. Hart Wegner, who established the Film Studies program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

This $1000 award celebrates outstanding critical/analytical writing that addresses any area of fine, visual, and/or media arts, including experimental and emerging forms.

Students in any graduate degree program in the College of Fine Arts at UNLV are invited to apply.

For consideration in the 2019 award cycle, please submit a completed essay at the link below. Work must have been written or published in January 2018 or later; published or unpublished essays will be considered. All sources must be appropriately cited in MLA or APA style. Maximum length: 10,000 words. Only one entry per student. (If you make an error and wish to re-submit your essay, start a new application. Only the most recent submission will be considered.)

Submissions will be accepted until April 10, 2019.

Winners will be announced at the UNLV Film Honors Celebration on May 6, 2019.