Emerging Writers Contest

Emerging Writers Finalists 2017 

Spring Semester 2017 Awards Ceremony Winners

Academic Category

1st--Riley Anttila “Federal Mandate Requiring HAI Reporting in Nursing Homes”
2nd--Vanessa Stancil “Flat Scream TV: An Analysis of Death in News and Entertainment Media”
3rd--Courtney Jones “Corporal Punishment in U.S. Schools: Unnecessary, Harmful, and Ineffective”
Finalist--Juliana Rafla “The College Experience: A Testimony to College Campus Sexual Assault Survivors”
Finalist--Maryam Zargahi “Body Language: An Effective and Ambiguous Communication Tool”

Rhetorical Analysis Category

1st--Alyssa Sullivan “A Not-So-Ugly American's Transformation: The Beauty of a Kind Christmas Act”
2nd--Savannah Martin "’The Eco-Gastronomic Mirror.’" A Rhetorical Analysis.”
3rd--Perrin Smith “Losing Faith or Gaining Knowledge”
Finalist--Justo Elortondo “Faithful Alimentation”
Finalist--Zachary Mnich “A Real Ad for a Virtual Sport”

Creative Non-Fiction Category

1st--Anna Gerbsch "My Monster"
2nd--Mackenzie Wright "Copper Shell"
3rd--Milea Griffin "Everybody Makes Mistakes"
Finalist--Katie Carlson "The Hand-Me-Down House"
Finalist--Courtney Jones "Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman Whose Life Story Inspired My Own"

 Your Essay Could be Worth Something!

Cash. Prizes. Publication.

If you were enrolled in English 1101 or English 1102 during January-December 2017, you can have your essay read by local and national judges. You may even win cash, prizes, & publication!

Rhetorical Analysis

  • close reading of a text
  • maximum length 6 double-spaced pages

Academic Essays

  • research-based and critical essays
  • maximum-length 10 double-spaced pages

Creative Non-Fiction

  • personal essays, memoirs, travel writing
  • maximum-length 10 double-spaced pages

Choose your favorite category or submit one to all! Email essays as Word file attachments to emergingwriterscontest@gmail.com

DEADLINE: Be looking for the contest deadling in February of 2018.

Winners announced during the English Department Spring Festival in April 2018 and winning essays will be published in the 2017 edition of the Emerging Writers text.

Past Awards Ceremony Events

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