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The annual Writing Contest honors achievement in undergraduate writing. We invite submissions from any WTNG course that demonstrate complex thinking, rhetorical dexterity, and genre awareness. There are two categories: one for submissions from 100-level classes, and one for submissions from 200-level and above classes. Winners receive prizes up to $150.

Eligible Work

Texts (essays, reports, posters, multimodal pieces, etc.) written for any WTNG course taken during Spring, Summer, and Fall 2016. Writing may be revised prior to submission; you may only submit one piece to a category (you may submit to both categories if you have taken WTNG classes at both levels in 2016).

How to Prepare your Text for Submission

Your typed (or multimodal) text must have a title, which should appear at the beginning of the piece and also your cover sheet. Neither your name nor that of your instructor may appear anywhere in your submission other than in the cover sheet. The cover sheet must provide:

  • The title of your submission
  • Your name, permanent mailing address, email address, phone number, & student ID #
  • Your instructor’s name, the name & number of the course for which the piece was written, and the semester in which you took the course

How to Submit Your Text

Two forms of submission are required!

  • Deliver one cover sheet and one “clean” hard copy (no instructor’s comments) of your text to the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition in GHH 209
  • Also submit one electronic copy of your cover sheet & text via a Word or PDF attachment sent to the contest at:
  • Contact Dahliani Reynolds at to submit multimodal pieces

The submission deadline is Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (early submissions are encouraged). Entries will be judged by a committee of WSRC faculty, and winners will be notified in April 2017.

Please contact Dahliani Reynolds at with any questions.