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First-Year Writing Awards

The First-Year Writing Awards recognize outstanding student writing produced in ENGL 110: Introduction to Academic Writing, HONS 110: Introduction to Academic Writing, and ENGL 215: Interdisciplinary Composition. Winners will receive a monetary prize, a certificate, and publication on the program’s website. Award winners will be honored at English Day in the spring.


All students enrolled in ENGL 110, HONS 110, and ENGL 215 during the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2017 semesters may submit entries for the award.

Submission Guidelines

Email the following materials to Chris Warnick:

  • A clean copy of your paper (formatted as a .pdf) that does not include your name or your instructor’s comments.

  • A copy of the assignment to which your paper responds.

  • An electronically signed copy of the Honor Code and Publication Authorization Form.  

  • In the body of your email include your name, your preferred email address, the title of your paper, the title and number of the course for which your paper was written, and your instructor’s name. Please send your email with the subject heading FYW Awards.

Submission Deadline

Entries are due by January 15th, 2018, and will be accepted any time before the deadline.

2016 Award Winners

2015 Award Winners