Commemorating September 11 and Promoting World Peace – Posted 1/20/17

Students may apply now for the 2017 County College of Morris Peace Prize. The recipient will receive an engraved plaque and an award of $1,000, both provided by the generosity of the County College of Morris Foundation.

Established in the fall of 2001, The Peace Prize competition is intended to inspire students to use their imagination and creativity in the design and production of a work that both commemorates the events of September 11, 2001 and makes a positive statement about the importance and pursuit of world peace.

The work may take any number of forms, including, but not limited to, expository or creative writing, video production, musical composition or other visual or performing art.

Students who wish to participate must file an application by April 3 with Professor Peter Maguire. By May 1, all projects must be submitted to him for referral to a distinguished panel of judges. The recipient will be announced in May. Presentation of the award will take place during Commencement on May 26.

In addition, the recipient will have his/her name inscribed on the permanent Peace Prize plaque in the Student Community Center so that future students will know the legacy they have inherited.

Questions may be directed to, and applications obtained from, Professor Peter Maguire at