Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Entries for creative writing contest now being accepted


Entry deadline: Friday, October 28, 2016, 11:59 p.m.

Awards ceremony: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 12:00 noon, McCormick Gallery, Allison Fine Arts Building.


Midland College began its Creative Writing Contest in 1975. The contest was given a new name in honor of Professor Rebecca T. Watson, who retired from Midland College’s English Department after a long and distinguished career. Ms. Watson judged the first contest when she was an adjunct instructor, and then she guided the contest to maturity over many years of teaching creative writing classes and directing the contest. The English Department is grateful for her years of dedicated service.

Categories
Contestants may submit a maximum of 3 fiction pieces, 3 essays, and/or 3 poems (three of each category). Students must upload each piece as a separate .doc or .docx file, number pages, and remove their names and contact information from all documents.

Entry
CLICK HERE to open a secure online contest entry form.

Eligibility
Any full-time or part-time student registered in English classes at Midland College at any time since September 1, 2015 is eligible to compete. Past first-place winners are eligible only in a new category.

Deadline
Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2016, 11:59 p.m.

Prizes
First place: $150 and Certificate of Award
Second Place: $100 and Certificate of Award
Third Place: $75 and Certificate of Award
Honorable Mention: Certificate of Award
NOTE: Midland College reserves the right to withhold awards in any category.

Awards Celebration
The Awards Celebration will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at noon in the McCORMICK GALLERY Winners will not be notified in advance. Finalists are asked to attend the awards ceremony, TO PRESENT THEIR WORKS AND RECEIVE THEIR AWARDS AND PRIZES, except in extenuating circumstances.

Publication
Selected writings from the contest will be published in Tableau. They may also appear on the college website. Visit the Student Publications Office, AFA 185, to look at previous copies of Tableau.

Contact for Information
Brendan Egan
Department of English, Midland College
(432) 685-4638 | began@midland.edu


Department of English | Allison Fine Arts Building | Midland College
3600 N. Garfield | Midland, TX | 79705
Phone: (432) 685-4624
E-mail: Fine Arts & Communications Division

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