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Oldenburg Writing Contest

February 05, 2018

GVSU’s English Department

~in conjunction with the departments of Classics and Writing~

is pleased to announce its annual…

Oldenburg Writing Contest

Named in honor of former department member E. William Oldenburg, the contest offers GVSU students first- place prizes of $50 and second- and third-place prizes of $25 in each of the following categories.

Categories:

v Personal, analytical, or persuasive essay written by a freshman.

v Personal essay written by a sophomore, junior, or senior.

v Analytical or persuasive essay written by a sophomore, junior, or senior.

v Poetry written by any GVSU undergraduate student. A small portfolio of three to five poems would be an appropriate entry. A single poem normally would not be considered.

v Fiction written by any GVSU undergraduate student. One short story per entrant.

v Drama written by any GVSU undergraduate student. One short play per entrant.

v Essay, poetry, fiction, or drama written by a GVSU graduate student.

Rules:

§ Entries must have been written while enrolled at GVSU.

One entry maximum per category. Writing previously submitted to the contest is not eligible.

§ Entries should be typed, double-spaced and submitted with a cover-sheet indicating:

Ø title of the work

Ø category entered (please specify graduate or undergraduate)

Ø contestant’s name and student ID

Ø address, phone number, and e-mail from March through May 2018

§ Place contestant’s name on the cover-sheet only, not on the manuscript.

· All winners who have been or currently are a student employee at GVSU must complete an I-9

Form. Forms may be obtained and turned into Student Employment (100 STU).

· Entries accepted online anytime through Wednesday, March 14 th , 2018, at www.gvsu.edu/english

 

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