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Submit to the 2017 President’s Writing Awards

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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is Monday, March 13th by 11:59PM.


Eligibility:

Contest categories are open to all manuscripts produced for undergraduate coursework at Boise State anytime from Spring 2016 through Spring 2017. Previously published work is not eligible. A student may enter multiple categories but may submit no more than one entry to each category.

Prizes:

Two prizes will be awarded in each category: first prize, $200; second prize, $100.

Categories and Guidelines:

  • First­-Year WritingAny student enrolled in English 101P, 101, 102, or 112 during Spring 2016 through Spring 2017 may submit an essay of any kind on any topic. There are no length limits for this category.
  • Multilingual First-­Year WritingAny multilingual First-Year Writing student enrolled in English 121, 122, 123, 197, 101, 101P, or 102 during Spring 2016 through Spring 2017 may submit an essay of any kind on any topic. There are no length limits for this category.
  • Civic and Ethical FoundationsAny student enrolled in UF 200 or UF 300 during Spring 2016 through Spring 2017 is encouraged to submit an essay exploring civic, ethical, and/or diversity on a local, regional, national or international topic. If your essay is the product of a team project, all names must be submitted and all team members will share the award. Essays should not exceed 20 pages.
  • Critical AnalysisEssays in this category should critically evaluate or analyze a piece of literature, a theatrical performance, a work of visual art, a historical moment, a philosophical argument, a social movement, etc. Submissions should not exceed 20 pages.
  • Research BasedSubmissions in this category are open to research topics in any field: STEM, Social Sciences, Business, Humanities, etc. Submissions should use the documentation style appropriate to the discipline and should not exceed 20 pages.
  • Creative NonfictionSubmissions are open to one work of creative nonfiction completed for coursework in the last calendar year. Submissions should not exceed 20 pages.
  • FictionSubmissions are open to one piece of fiction completed for coursework during the last calendar year. Submissions should not exceed 20 pages.
  • PoetrySubmissions are open to one poem that was completed for coursework during the last calendar year. Submissions should not exceed 5 pages.

Submission Instructions:

Before submitting, remove any identifying information (name, instructor) from your submission piece. To submit to the President’s Writing Awards, click here or below and fill out the form. This is the only way submissions will be accepted. If you have questions, feel free to contact us at presidentswritingawards@boisestate.edu.

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