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Oldenburg Writing Contest

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.  Apply online now.

Categories

  • Personal, analytical, or persuasive essay written by a freshman.
  • Personal essay written by a sophomore, junior, or senior.
  • Analytical or persuasive essay written by a sophomore, junior, or senior.
  • 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.
  • Fiction written by any GVSU undergraduate student. One short story per entrant.
  • Drama written by any GVSU undergraduate student. One short play per entrant.
  • 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:
    • title of the work
    • category entered (please specify graduate or undergraduate)
    • contestant’s name and student ID
    • 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 14th, 2018, at www.gvsu.edu/english .

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