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Writing Contests

The Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition sponsors two writing contests annually. The 100 Level Writing Contest is open to all students enrolled in WTNG 100 and WTNG 102. The Advanced Level Contest is open to students enrolled in any WTNG course at the 200 level or above.


  • Contests run from January to December
  • Students must have been enrolled in the course during the year of submission
  • Students may submit to both contests if eligible
  • Students may submit only one essay per contest
  • Students should submit a cover sheet, a digital copy of the essay, and a hard copy of the essay 
  • Winners will be announced at the Celebration of Writing 

The Celebration of Writing

The Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition hosts The Celebration of Writing at the end of each semester. The Celebration is an exciting venue for students to showcase their work for a public audience. Students currently enrolled in any WTNG course, regardless of level, are eligible to participate. All genres (posters, papers, presentations, multi-modal projects, etc.) are welcome. While the event runs from 9-1, students and faculty can join in for as much or as little of the day as they would like.