Enter the Excellence in Writing Awards Competition

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Department of Language and Literature is pleased to announce a competition for excellence in student writing. Eligible work will have been written during the spring 2011/fall 2011 semesters.

The First-Year Writing Award is for the best research paper written in an 1108 or 1109 composition course. The Upper Division Writing Award is for the best research paper written in an upper division English course. The Creative Writing Award is for the best creative writing (poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction) of no more than fifteen pages written in an English course. All winners will receive $100 and recognition at an awards ceremony.

Submission guidelines are as follows: All entries must specify on the cover page the name of the contest entered, the title of the work, writer’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address, as well as the name of the instructor, the class for which the paper was written and the term the class was taken. NO NAME SHOULD APPEAR ON THE ENTRY ITSELF, as judging will be anonymous.

Entries may be self-nominated or instructor nominated. All entries must be electronically submitted to writingaward@fairmontstate.edu with the name of the contest in the subject line. Deadline for this year’s entries is Jan. 20, 2012.