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First-Year Writing Awards

2018-2019 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.

The are two award categories:

  • Outstanding First-Year Essay Award, which honors exemplary student essays produced for a first-year writing course. Submissions may include research essays, analysis papers, literacy narrative essays, and other essay genres.

  • Outstanding First-Year Multimodal Writing Award, which honors exemplary multimodal writing produced for a first-year writing course. Submissions may include  webtexts, videos, object- or performance-texts, and other examples of multimodal writing.

Eligibility

  • Authors must be undergraduate students enrolled in ENGL 110, HONS 110, or ENGL 215 during the Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 semesters.

  • Submissions must be original work written in response to an assignment in ENGL 110, HONS 110, or ENGL 215.

  • Authors may self-nominate and submit either one essay or one piece of multimodal writing.


Submission Guidelines

2018 Award Winners

2017 Award Winner

       ● Lauren Cellucci, “Pre-Roll Video Ads”

       ● Kenya Gadsden, “Love and Hip Hop: The Modern Black Minstrel Show”

       ● Marin Grant, “Understanding Linguistics of American Politics”

       ● Chandler Lawing, “The Real You Is Beautiful”

2016 Award Winners

2015 Award Winners