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Geballe Prize

At this time, there are no plans to have a 2021 edition of Geballe Prize.
We invite you to read the 2020 winning submissions by clicking here.


Geballe Prize for Writing

Please note we are not accepting submissions for 2021.

The Geballe Prize honors outstanding examples of writing related to the Cantor. Winners receive a $750 award and are recognized at a special program at the Cantor.

  • All Stanford undergraduate students are eligible.
  • Papers or projects created in a class are acceptable. Only papers or projects written for Spring 2019, Fall 2019, or Winter 2020 classes are eligible.
  • Writing must be related to art at the Cantor.

Winning submissions will be selected by a panel of reviewers consisting of Cantor staff, faculty, and outside experts.

Award Categories:
Creative Prose


  • One entry per student per year
  • Winners notified: N/A
  • Applications will consist of a cover sheet and the piece of writing you would like to be considered for the prize. The cover sheet must include your name, graduation year, title of the submitted piece, and the category under which you would like your piece to be considered (Creative Prose, Poetry, or Essay). If you wrote your piece for a class, please indicate the course title, academic quarter, and professor. Application materials should be submitted as a single Word document or PDF via e-mail to
  • Questions? Please contact us using the email address


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