ELLEN HANSEN MEMORIAL PRIZE
The Ellen Hansen Memorial Prize is awarded annually to a UCD woman student whose original creative project best demonstrates the bravery and independence of women. The $1,000 Prize is named for the student who was killed in 1981 while hiking in the Santa Cruz mountains. Ellen Hansen's courageous resistance allowed her hiking companion to escape and survive the attack. Her attacker was later identified as the "Trailside Killer."

Ellen's father, Robert J. Hansen, a UC Davis professor of Veterinary Medicine, established the annual award in 1986 as a tribute to his daughter, and to encourage the creative pursuits of other women students. Ellen was a UCD student and a talented artist, musician and poet.




CONGRATULATIONS TO ELLEN HANSEN WINNERS!

Winner of Ellen Hansen Prize 2011: Ashley Eslick
Honorable Mentions: Seyedehmina Doroud



APPLY FOR THE ELLEN HANSEN MEMORIAL PRIZE
This $1,000 prize is awarded annually for an original creative project that best demonstrates the bravery and independence of women. All UC Davis women students - undergraduates, graduate and professional school students - are eligible for the prize. All entries will be exhibited at the Pence Gallery in a juried show in May 9-25, 2014.

WHAT QUALIFIES AS AN "ORIGINAL CREATIVE PROJECT"?
Painting • Sculpture • Design • Performance Art • Fiction • Film • Dance • Photography • Poetry Creative Nonfiction • Musical Composition

DEADLINE FOR 2013 SUBMISSIONS IS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2nd AT 5PM.