Fox Writing Contest
Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest
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. The topic of the contest changes each year.
The Fox Classics Writing Contest was established in 1985 by Dr. Tom Sienkewicz and the Classics Department at Monmouth College to honor Dr. Bernice L. Fox, to promote the study of Latin and the Classics in high schools, and to recognize the good work of high school students.
About Bernice L. Fox
Bernice L. Fox taught courses in English, Latin and Greek at Monmouth College from 1947 to 1981, and served as chair of the Department of Classics from 1970 till her retirement in 1981. Throughout her long and dynamic career she worked tirelessly to promote the Classics in Illinois high schools and colleges. She is also the author of Tela Charlottae, the Latin translation of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In 1991 Monmouth College conferred on her the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. She died in 2003 at the age of 92.