Events

Oldenburg Writing Contest Deadline

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Location

Unknown

Description

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: 

  • 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 14 th , 2018, at www.gvsu.edu/english

Contact

The English Department

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