Langston Hughes Award

Langston Hughes Award

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes, a Missouri born poet, social activist, novelist, playwright and columnist.

The aim of the award program is to acknowledge those students who demonstrate a commitment to:

  • individual pursuits promoting expression of Black culture, history, and values.
  • academic excellence and advancement of scholarship.
  • cultivating community through service to improve quality of life for Black people at WashU, in St Louis, and globally.

Category of Award

Undergraduate – Visual and Performing Arts or Creative Writing


Award Criteria

Nominee must be a current undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis whose consistent involvement in the visual and performing arts or creative writing has contributed to the recognition, reflection and appreciation of the cultural heritage of Black people on campus and in the St. Louis area.


Nomination Process

Student can self-nominate or be nominated by Washington University administrators, academic advisors, faculty, staff and students.


Requirements for Nominee

Once a student has been nominated, they must submit the following documents:

  • Resume of creative work
  • Portfolio of work
  • Interview, will be scheduled after resume and portfolio are submitted

Awards Program is cancelled due to the CORVID-19 Virus as of 3/13/2020.