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Essay Contest

The Writing Center Essay Contest is now closed for essays written during 2017. The contest will soon re-open for essays written during 2018. Please check back for the opening date and submission deadline.

The deadline for submissions has passed.

Did you write a praise-worthy essay during Spring 2017, Summer 2017, or Fall 2017? Submit it to our essay contest!

The Writing Center Essay Contest is blind peer-reviewed by external judges--faculty from across campus who teach writing intensive courses in each category.

Submit one essay in up to two categories*:
Category 1: Freshman courses--ENG 1300, ENG 1310, & 1000-level courses aside from ENG 1320
Category 2: Sophomore courses--ENG 1320 or 2000-level courses
Category 3**: Upper division courses--3000- to 4000-level courses
Category 4**: Graduate courses--5000- to 7000-level courses

*You may only win one award.
**You may not submit a thesis. 

Click here to submit!

Browse past Essay Contest winners here