Columbia University in the City of New York

Public Books Essay Contest

“The Book that Made Me” seeks students’ essays about books that transformed their lives. Any student currently enrolled in a degree program can enter - the contest is free.

Send essays of 750-1000 words to

Read more details here.

Submission deadline is April 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

April 1, 2017 | 9:00 am to 11:00 pm


Examples of The Book That Made Me here.