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Students have the opportunity to enter to win a $500 prize for the best essay on the theme of "The Waging Peace in Vietnam exhibit: What it means to me and lessons for today."

Essays will be judged by Nick Ut, Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer of "The Terror of War," the photograph often referred to as The Napalm Girl.

Essays should be 500 to 650-words and are due by December 13. To submit, email your essay to

This contest is being held in association with the exhibition “Waging Peace In Vietnam: U.S. Soldiers and Veterans Who Opposed the War,” opening at the University Libraries on October 30 in Norlin Library’s Underground West Gallery on the first floor. The exhibition documents the GI anti-war movement and their profound effect on the war through first-hand accounts, oral histories, posters, photographs, essays, underground newspapers and material from the U.S. National Archives.

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