The Williams Prize
The George Guion Williams Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing by an Undergraduate Student at Rice is awarded annually for prose and poetry. Judged by well-known authors and poets, the Wiliams Prize honors the authors of the best fiction pieces and the best poems published in R2: The Rice Review each year. Two prizes, along with $500 for first place and $250 for second place, are awarded for each category.
George Williams attended Rice and later taught English literature and creative writing at Rice for 40 years. In 1992, in honor of Williams’ 90th birthday, his friends and former students endowed the prize.
Creative Nonfiction Prize
The Creative Nonfiction Prize is awarded annually to two undergraduate students for creative nonfiction. The prizes, along with $500 for first place and $250 for second place, honor the authors of the best creative nonfiction pieces published in R2: The Rice Review each year.
Cover Art Prize
The Cover Art Prize is awarded annually to an undergraduate student. The $250 prize honors the artist of the piece chosen as the cover for R2: The Rice Review each year.